Date: 13th June 2018 at 2:11pm
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OPINION

Leeds United have several areas they need to improve on when a new manager is finally appointed and adding a new first-choice left-back has to be one of them.

They have rising star Tom Pearce from the academy who has shown he is good enough to compete for the position in the senior squad, but need to bring another option to Elland Road after seeing both Gaetano Berardi and Vurnon Anita cover unsuccessfully as an emergency left-back.

One man that should crop up on their radar is Chelsea flyer Jay Dasilva, who could be exactly the type of signing that could inspire a promotion bid in the 2018/19 campaign.

The Yorkshire giants can be up around the top-six spots if they have a settled backline and fans should be overjoyed if they join the race to sign the Chelsea full-back.

The Daily Mirror claims that Championship rivals Derby are one of several tams interested in landing the highly-rated defender this summer after he helped England’s Under-21s side win the Toulon Tournament.

It is understood that Charlton are also keen on re-signing him after he starred for them on loan in League One during the recent season, while two Premier League two teams and a “handful” of Championship clubs also want him.

Leeds should try convince the 5ft 6in (source: Transfermarkt) left-back to link up with them and they could give him the perfect platform to develop during a season-long loan spell.

The left-back has bundles of pace and trickery which have seen him compared to Chelsea legend Ashley Cole, which is why he is in such high demand this summer.

He is exactly the type of exciting young prospect that Leeds are crying out for and he would solve a huge problem in their squad.