Leeds United star prioritised as long-term successor

Image for Leeds United star prioritised as long-term successor

Linked with Liverpool in the summer, Leicester City are the latest club keen on signing Leeds United’s Charlie Taylor after sending scouts to Elland Road in midweek, report The Sun.

With Foxes scout Dave Philpotts present to watch Garry Monk’s side overcome Norwich City on penalties to reach the last eight of the EFL Cup on Tuesday evening, Taylor didn’t actually feature in the game.

That said, the 23-year-old is reportedly the man in the Foxes’ sights with Claudio Ranieri keen on Taylor to become the long-term successor to current first choice left back Christian Fuchs who is now 30-years-old.

Having already turned down a contract extension in West Yorkshire, Taylor can depart Elland Road on a free transfer at the end of the season.

With Taylor having already seen a transfer request turned down amidst the player being interested in a switch to West Bromwich Albion, it remains to be seen whether Leeds United will watch his contract run down.

Starting all 14 Championship games for the Whites so far this season, Taylor has been an ever-present but Garry Monk’s side may choose to cash in during January to avoid losing him on a free transfer.

Share this article