Leeds United must renew their hunt to sign Rangers attacker Josh Windass this summer after it was revealed that he can be snapped up for just £3million due to a release clause in his contract.
The Whites failed to sign Windass, 24, in January, with the Daily Record reporting that the Championship club were prepared to better a £500,000 bid made by Preston for the former Accrington Stanley ace.
According to the Record’s source, Leeds were very serious about signing Windass at the time, but as the January transfer window panned out, it become obvious that he was not going to be heading to Elland Road.
However this summer is now the perfect time for the Yorkshire giants to revive their interest in Windass after his father and Hull City legend Dean Windass confirmed via his personal Twitter account that his son has a £3million release clause in his contract at Ibrox.
— Dean Windass (@DWindass10) June 28, 2018
That fee should put Windass well inside of the reach of Leeds, who are yet to make a signing this summer after being frustrated in their attempts to hire a new manager.
However with Marcelo Bielsa now on board, it’s time for director of football Victor Orta to activate Windass’ release clause and welcome the Hull-born ace back to Yorkshire.
Windass scored 18 goals and supplied eight assists in 41 appearances across all competitions for Rangers last season and he would be a key player for the Whites next season if they were able to get him in.
He is a pacey attacker who loves to play just behind a forward and his versatility means that he can also play out wide if Bielsa is looking to switch up his options or bring on a player off the bench to make an impact.
Windass has played alongside some dire players and for some awful managers at Rangers, but getting him in to play for Bielsa next season would be an absolute masterstroke by the Yorkshire giants.