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3 reasons why Leeds must seek to land this 21-year-old ace in January

Leeds United supporters have been relatively quiet in the Transfer Tavern in recent times given their side’s poor run of form, which got even worse over the weekend as Thomas Christiansen’s men went down 1-0 at home to Reading to suffer their first home defeat of the campaign.

The Yorkshire giants went into their clash with Jaap Stam’s Royals having lost three of their previous four Championship games, yet they still boasted an unbeaten home record which had seen them pick up 11 points out of 15, and ultimately look very strong at Elland Road. However, former Leeds man Mo Barrow bagged the winner for the Berkshire outfit to condemn Christiansen’s side to a fourth league defeat of the season, a result which keeps them sixth in the division but now six points behind leaders Wolves, who got the better of Aston Villa to go top of the pile.

Thus, former APOEL boss Christiansen will have much to ponder over the coming weeks about how to get the best out of his side once again, and they appear to be targeting the January transfer window as a source of inspiration as recent reports suggest that they are interested in Manchester United’s James Wilson.

The 21-year-old came up through the ranks at Old Trafford but has been sidelined for the past 12 months due to a serious knee injury picked up while on loan at Derby County, yet five Premier League 2 appearances suggest that he’s getting back to full fitness.

But with the striker unlikely to get much game time at United, Leeds are reportedly seeking to bring him to Elland Road in the New Year, although they face a battle with Stam’s Reading for the Englishman’s signature.

Nonetheless, here are THREE reasons why Leeds have to fend off the Royals and land the 21-year-old ace in January…

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