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Leeds United: Conor McGilligan expresses concern that a new left-back won’t be signed this summer

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Journalist Conor McGilligan has expressed his concern that Leeds United won’t sign a new left-back, with transfer links going ‘completely quiet’.

Recently, it was reported that young defender Leif Davis would be leaving the Premier League club this summer, with the full-back supposedly up for sale.

Around the same time, the Whites were linked with a move for Kai Wagner, a left-back at Philadelphia Union. However, noticing that talks of an incoming signing in that part of the field have gone quiet, McGilligan has admitted he is worried.

Speaking on the One Leeds Fan Channel, he said: “It’s worrying me a little bit that we’re not looking at left-backs at the minute, we’re hearing nothing.

“Obviously, there was Kai Wagner from Philadelphia Union, that’s gone completely quiet. We’ve heard as well [Colin Dagba] at [Paris Saint-Germain] yesterday was mentioned, but he’s more of a right-back – do we need another right-back?”

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Colin Dagba is indeed of interest to Leeds – if reports via Foot Mercato are to be believed. He is currently at Paris Saint-Germain, but Strasbourg are chasing him too – though the defender is more of a right-back, as made clear by McGilligan.

Currently, the Whites have Junior Firpo at left-back. Despite playing 24 league games last term, he is yet to truly convince – partly due to his poor disciplinary record. Elsewhere, Stuart Dallas filled in at the back as well, but it’s not his natural role, while his age and current fitness struggles don’t make him an ideal long-term fit, either.

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With all that in mind, it would make sense for Leeds to strengthen the position this summer. However, with rumours going a little quiet, it’s not hard to see why McGilligan has vocalised his growing concern.

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