Galatasaray interested in Taylor

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Leeds’ contract rebel Charlie Taylor has emerged as a target for Turkish club Galatasaray, according to a report.

Turkish outlet Fotospor claim that the European giants are interested in signing the 23-year-old defender, but a potential deal would spark huge outrage with the Whites fans.

The Yorkshire giants and Galatasaray have a fragile relationship after the tragic deaths of two Leeds fans before a UEFA Cup semi-final in 2000.

Galatasaray are recognised as competitors in Europe and have been involved in the Champions League in four of the last six seasons.

However, Premier League side West Brom are the favourites to secure a deal for Taylor in the summer window and manager Tony Pulis has revealed his club’s interest in him.

Taylor is set to leave Elland Road in the summer and is already in the bad books with the Whites fans.

The left-back refused to play for the club on the final day of the season against Wigan and looks to be leaving on a negative note as his contract expires in June.

He developed from the club’s academy as a youngster and went on to make 104 senior appearances.

Taylor swooped the club’s player of the season in the 2015/16 campaign and is regarded as one of the best talents to come out of the academy in recent years, but his reputation has been ruined following his final-day decision.

Leeds do have the likes of Ronaldo Vieira and Kalvin Phillips as the latest breakthrough stars and Garry Monk certainly has a talented squad that can compete for promotion next season.

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