Former Leeds United striker Noel Whelan believes Fulham midfielder Harrison Reed would be an excellent signing at Elland Road this summer.
The Lowdown: Leeds keen on Reed move
Marcelo Bielsa will likely look to make a few new signings in the next few months, ensuring his side continue their current upward trajectory and do not stagnate.
The Whites are one of a number of clubs believed to be eyeing up the former Southampton man.
The Latest: Whelan wants transfer to happen
Speaking to Football Insider, Whelan is fully behind the idea of Leeds snapping up the 26-year-old, saying there are parallels between him and Kalvin Phillips:
“He’s a player I’ve always admired. Even in his early days, you could see him controlling games.
“He’s very comfortable on the ball, good passing range, tenacious in the tackle when he needs to be. I think it’s the bravery on the ball, you can see that he’s always forward-thinking.
“He has that kind of attitude where you trust that kind of player. He works incredibly hard across that midfield four, protecting the backline as well. I think that would be you know a top signing.
“I think he’s been admired for a while by quite a lot of the Leeds contingent. He’s always been a player that is a standout. He dictates and controls games, very much like Kalvin Phillips does.”
The Verdict: Quality signing
Reed is an impressive footballer who could fit in perfectly at Leeds, considering the quality he possesses on the ball, coupled with his strong work-rate.
The Englishman enjoyed an 86.2 percent pass completion rate in the league last season, despite playing in a team that eventually went down – Phillips’ average was 84.7 percent, which highlights Reed’s quality.
It would be hard for Fulham to begrudge the midfielder a move away from Craven Cottage this summer, considering he is more than good enough to be playing in the top-flight.
In other news, Leeds have reportedly agreed terms with one player – find out who it is here.
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