Leeds United are reportedly lining up a move for Fulham midfielder Harrison Reed, as reported by the Daily Mail.
The Lowdown: Leeds United eye new summer recruits
As Marcelo Bielsa’s men gear up for a second season back in the top-flight, they have seemingly turned their attentions towards the 26-year-old.
Despite not yet venturing into the summer transfer window, the Whites have been heavily linked with plenty of players, mainly left-backs like Nicolas Tagliafico.
Midfield strengthening will also be a priority for Bielsa ahead of pre-season it seems, following previous injury scares in the closing stages of the 2020/21 for star anchor man Kalvin Phillips [The Athletic].
Should Leeds United sign Harrison Reed?
The Latest: Reed has reportedly attracted attention from Elland Road
Leeds are now interested in Reed as they build towards next campaign thanks to his eye-catching performances for relegated Fulham last year [Daily Mail].
Looking to build squad depth, there could be a chance that the Yorkshiremen could acquire the former Southampton man for a favourable price, due to the inevitable valuation drop-off set off by Fulham’s relegation to the Sky Bet Championship.
The report does add however that the Whites are not the only ones tracking the midfielder.
The Verdict: Consistent performer
Undoubtedly, Reed would represent an intelligent signing for Leeds United as they build towards 2021/22.
Making 31 Premier League appearances across 2020/21 [Transfermarkt], he recorded an impressive 86.2% passing accuracy for his current employers, demonstrating his propensity to recycle possession effectively[WhoScored].
He also showed his defensive qualities with nearly two tackles on average per 90 minutes [WhoScored], and was labelled as ‘tremendous’ by manager Scott Parker in January due to his consistent level of performance for the Cottagers [West London Sport].
An adaptable footballer, Leeds United should look to make Reed one of their first recruits of the new season. Possessing a diverse range of capabilities, the midfielder could slot in well to an already talented group of players.
In other news, Leeds United are reportedly interested in a flying winger.
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