Leeds United are interested in signing young Rangers left-back James Maxwell, according to a fresh transfer rumour which has emerged.
The Lowdown: Maxwell out on loan
The 20-year-old was not deemed a key figure for the Gers at the start of the season, instead being sent out on loan to Scottish Championship side Ayr United. Maxwell has made 13 league starts for the Honest Men as he picks up some invaluable experience before eventually returning to Ibrox.
However, with Borna Borisic the undisputed first-choice left-back at Rangers, it could be that the youngster eyes up a move elsewhere in the coming weeks and months.
The Latest: Leeds linked with move
According to The Daily Record, Leeds are currently monitoring Maxwell, with Scottish duo Partick Thistle and Dunfermline also mentioned as potential suitors.
A move away from Ibrox is thought to appeal to the left-back in order to earn more playing time and kick on further in his career.
The Verdict: Good backup for Firpo
While Maxwell probably wouldn’t come in as a key player for Leeds, he is someone who would likely be viewed as a long-term signing and a backup option to Junior Firpo at Elland Road.
The Scot can also play in midfield, with the report mentioning his versatility while out on loan, which could be seen as an bonus for Marcelo Bielsa. The Argentine can also take heart from the testimony of Maxwell’s former Queen of the South manager Allan Johnston, who called the Ibrox talent “a really good young kid”.
However, we mustn’t forget that Leif Davis remains a young future left-back option, with the 22-year-old currently on loan at Bournemouth, so a lot could depend on whether Bielsa thinks he needs both him and Maxwell in his squad.
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