Leeds United are looking to solve a huge issue in Marcelo Bielsa’s squad as they have been linked with a move in the January transfer window for centre-back Fikayo Tomori.
Tomori transfer update
According to Football Insider, the club have not ruled out any loan deals in January as they assess potential options to strengthen the team’s injury-ravaged backline.
This has seen them identify Chelsea defender Tomori as a possible option. He was available to leave on loan in the summer, and West Ham held talks over a move but an agreement could not be reached.
Would this be a good move for Leeds?
Last season, the 22 year-old impressed in his 15 Premier League appearances for Chelsea. He managed 1.9 tackles, 1.5 interceptions and 2.8 clearances a game (WhoScored). This shows that he was very good at breaking up opposition attacks at the back. However he has struggled for game time this season, only featuring three times.
In one of his performances last season, Tomori was praised by Garth Crooks, who said: “This performance by the Chelsea youngster was outstanding and his goal only tells half the story.”
With his age, a loan move would be ideal so he can find somewhere to play consistently and also grow as a player. Leeds have three defenders currently injured, and only one has a return date in the near future as things stand.
Therefore the club need to strengthen at the back, especially when they have conceded 22 goals in the Premier League already (SofaScore). With the issues at the back at the moment, this should be the top priority to help Bielsa in January.
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