Phil Hay has been speaking on the latest edition of The Athletic’s The Phil Hay Show about all things Leeds United.
One of the topics that he spent a little bit of time on was transfers, and Hay revealed that he thinks the Whites should sign Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa from Fulham.
The 25-year-old, who is valued at £22.5m by Transfermarkt, has had a strong season for Scott Parker’s men, averaging a 7.02/10 WhoScored rating and recording 2.3 tackles and 1.6 interceptions per game.
These statistics would rank him in fifth place for tackles and fourth place for interceptions in Leeds’ squad, as Hay insisted that he would like to see the Cameroonian at Elland Road next season.
He said: “He’s a player I would go for, yeah, absolutely. I think whether or not they can realistically sell a move to Leeds to him, I don’t know because you have the problem of an England international [Kalvin Phillips] in there who just keeps getting better, looks more and more secure, looks more and more accurate and effective with his passing.
“If you were saying to Anguissa, ‘Look, we need somebody to come in and not necessarily compete with Phillips, but to be there if Phillips isn’t available – it’s not too much of a sell to a player.
“I think they’ll go for somebody else. I think they’ll try and find somebody potentially younger or somebody who is more willing to be a backstop to Phillips. But Anguissa, to me, looks extremely talented and a player I would have.”
Do you think Anguissa would be a good signing?
Yes, that would be brilliant
No, we don't need him
TIF Thoughts on Anguissa…
The 25-year-old spent last season out on loan but has come back to Craven Cottage and has been very impressive.
However, we can see why Hay doesn’t think that Leeds will try to sign Anguissa because after playing so much first-team football this season, he is unlikely to be happy with a place on the bench waiting for Phillips to become unavailable.
We would say that the Whites need another player who can either play in the centre of midfield because they currently lack options in that area.
Still, it seems that the answer is unlikely to be Anguissa, and we will just have to see what Leeds come up with in the transfer window.