Championship

2 players who could follow James Jeggo to Leeds next year

Leeds United supporters were left to drown their sorrows in the Transfer Tavern over the weekend after seeing the Yorkshire giants lose 2-1 at home to Sheffield United on Friday night, thus suffering a fifth defeat in seven Championship matches.

Thomas Christiansen’s men have struggled for form recently but were still well-lodged inside the play-off places, and knew that victory over Chris Wilder’s Blades at Elland Road would have put them to within a point of their Yorkshire rivals. Yet they were unable to get the three points as goals from Billy Sharp and David Brooks either side of a Kalvin Phillips equaliser secured a 2-1 win for the visitors, thus propelling them to the top of the Championship, and leaving Leeds back in fifth place in the table.

Thus, several of our resident Leeds fans have been far from happy in the Tavern this weekend, what with their side losing to their Yorkshire rivals but also failing to snap out of a testing run of form, which has seen them pick up just six points from a possible 21 and thus fall off the pace of the automatic promotion places.

However, reports at the end of last week may well have encouraged those hardy Leeds supporters lining up at the bar, as they suggested that the club were interested in a move for Sturm Graz midfielder James Jeggo.

The 25-year-old Australian has been playing his trade at the Austrian club since 2016 and has gone from strength to strength in recent times, having started their last four league games in a row to help the club maintain their position at the top of the Austrian Bundesliga.

But his contract situation, which has seen him snub a new one, has reportedly attracted the interest of several Championship sides, including Leeds, especially given that his current deal expires in the summer and thus he could pen a pre-contract agreement in the New Year.

And should he make the move to Elland Road in 2018, here are TWO other stars who could follow him to the Yorkshire giants…

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