Championship

Leeds United must sign £450k-rated 23-year-old this summer to help next season’s charge

Leeds United fans in the Tavern will be disappointed with their side’s performances after coming so close to the play-off places last year.

Leeds finally got back to winning ways last weekend against Barnsley, and the focus will shift to the transfer market when the Championship reaches its conclusion. The squad needs a revamp if the club are to return to the Premier League finally and quality reinforcements should be at the top of Paul Heckingbottom’s priority list.

Leeds brought in 23-year-old defender, Matthew Pennington, from Everton in January and the England youth international has made 14 appearances in the Championship since leaving the Toffees. Pennington has been inconsistent at times, but the youngster has one-year remaining on his deal at Goodison Park meaning he could be available for a reasonable price in the summer.

Valued at £450k by Transfermarkt, Pennington is highly regarded by his parent club who may willing to take him back at the end of the season.

Heckingbottom has used Pennington at right-back at times, and he was excellent in keeping in-form forward Oli McBurnie quiet during the win over Barnsley earning praise from his manager. Pennington is a versatile option who could develop into a real gem if the Whites manage to secure a permanent deal, potentially helping them next season in a campaign that needs to be better.

Leeds fans, would be happy to keep Matthew Pennington at the club? Let us know

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