Exclusive: Leeds face 'One or the other' choice after two transfer developments - Brown
Leeds United face a straight “one or the other” choice between signing Daniel James or Demarai Gray, according to Michael Brown.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Leeds and Manchester City midfielder believes the Whites have good options out wide and should not sign both.
Football Insider revealed that last season’s Championship winners had tabled a £25million bid for long-term target James after a loan bid was rejected.
Meanwhile, the Daily Mail report that Marcelo Bielsa is also interested in Leicester City winger Gray who has entered the final year of his contract.
The pair have fallen down the pecking order at their respective clubs with James limited to just one half of top-flight football this season.
Gray, 24, has not even made a Premier League matchday squad for the Foxes this campaign.
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Asked by Football Insider whether Bielsa could be the man to revive Gray’s stalling career, Brown said: “You would think so but I think in wide areas they have started well.
“Harrison, who ended up as left wing-back against Sheffield United the other week, Costa – is there a spot for another if we’re taking James as well? Is it one or the other?”
Both Costa and Harrison started Leeds’ first three Premier League games on the wing.
Harrison was then replaced by Ezgjan Alioski for the 1-1 draw against his parent club Manchester City on Saturday as he was ineligible.
Harrison and Costa have contributed three goals and two assists between them in the Yorkshire giants first season back in the Premier League for 16 years.