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Transfer sealed despite Heckingbottom’s Leeds United battle

Leeds United fans in the Transfer Tavern will be disappointed that they have missed out on a transfer target that would have helped improve the side, despite having a number of players already in that position.

Andy Yiadom has confirmed that he will be joining Reading rather than reuniting with Paul Heckingbottom at Elland Road, according to a report in the Yorkshire Evening Post. The pair worked together at Barnsley and it was believed his manager wanted him to join him with the Whites.

It is believed that there were doubts about his arrival from the club’s hierarchy, with a number questioning whether he would be needed at the club and decided not to make a formal offer to the 26-year-old. Indeed, a previous report in the Star claimed Heckingbottom was having to convince the club to make a move, so the fact he’s off to Berkshire would suggest he lost that encounter.

Landlord’s Verdict

Despite being an established Championship defender, the Elland Road outfit are already well stocked when it comes to the right-back position.

Leeds already have the likes of Luke Ayling, Gaetano Berardi and Lewie Coyle on their books and the punters in the bar will be in agreement with the board that they did not need another one, however, with injury and disciplinary issues, there could have been a case for him to join them.

The locals will rather see the club focus their efforts on strengthening positions where a player would need to come in and make an instant impact, rather than making the squad depth that much better just at the moment.

Leeds fans – thoughts?

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