Leeds United are no longer interested in signing Liverpool defender Yasser Larouci, with the youngster deemed too expensive.
The Whites could have a busy summer in the transfer market, as Marcelo Bielsa looks to improve his side and continue to make them an established Premier League outfit.
The Leeds boss may be looking at strengthening all over the pitch, but an area that could be focused on more than others is left-back.
Leeds end Larouci interest
According to The Athletic, however, the Whites have moved on from the 20-year-old, due mainly to him being seen as too pricey an option and attentions since turning elsewhere.
The report details Larouci’s time at Liverpool, explaining he had a real shot as Andy Robertson’s understudy but ultimately his career on Merseyside has stalled.
It is claimed though that Bielsa will instead look at bringing in a more experienced left-back, rather than a youngster with long-term potential.
Transfer Tavern take
With Alioski seemingly moving on, it is vital that a new left-back comes in, with an experienced head making more sense.
In Leif Davis, Leeds have an exciting young option who can be called upon from time to time, but signing someone with a know-how of top level football – Patrick van Aanholt is an example – could stand the Whites in good stead.
In other news, a former England striker has tipped Leeds to sign a current Premier League star this summer. Find out who it is here.
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