Leeds United are in the hunt for Bournemouth defender Tyrone Mings, according to Sun journalist Alan Nixon.
The reporter for the national newspaper, via his personal Twitter account, names Leeds as one of the clubs in pursuit of the 6ft 5in tall centre-back (Source: Transfermarkt) but claims Championship rivals West Bromwich Albion are still the favourites to sign him.
BOURNEMOUTH. Mings can go on loan once Mepham done. WEST BROM still fav but VILLA lurking and even LEEDS and DERBY in the bushes …
— Alan Nixon (@reluctantnicko) January 20, 2019
Nixon reports that Bournemouth will let Mings go out on loan once, if, they successfully complete a deal for Brentford defender Chris Mepham.
Good move for Leeds?
While the Whites are flying high in the Championship this season, they would still benefit from welcoming a player of Mings’ calibre.
The 25-year-old is a fabulous reader of the game which seems he able to intercept the ball on a regular basis and when you combine that with the fact he is an accomplished passer of the ball, he’d fit right it at Leeds and do a job.
Mings’ quality is shown by the fact Eddie Howe has trusted him to feature five times in the Premier League this season and it’s clear that he has a bright future at the Cherries, but that he needs regular playing time to keep progressing.
Given that it’s a loan move on the cards for Mings, it does seem worth Leeds’ time pursuing him.
This Is Futbol rating: 8/10
Likely to happen?
It seems Leeds are on the fringes of the race for the Bournemouth defender and that means their chances of getting him are very slim to say the least.
Therefore while Mings is likely set to be on the move in this window, you’re more likely to see him in a West Brom shirt rather than regularly featuring at Elland Road.
However who knows if the Whites feel that WBA are about to seal a deal for Mings then perhaps they will spring into life in order to take the lead in the race for Mings.
This Is Futbol rating: 3/10