Leeds United news: Adomah may be on radar - Exclusive

By Noel Whelan

1st May, 2019 | 7:00am

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Leeds United could make another move to sign Aston Villa attacker Albert Adomah, according to Noel Whelan.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Leeds striker mooted the possibility of a fresh swoop for the “dangerous” winger ahead of the forthcoming window.

The Yorkshire giants have been strongly linked with signing Adomah on a number of occasions in recent years, with the Guardian reporting in their live transfer blog last summer (7 August, 12:21) that United were battling to sign him right up until deadline day.

Adomah, 31, is out of contract at Villa in the summer of 2020 and was close to leaving when Steve Bruce was manager.

“He’s really dangerous, like so many of the Villa players, and would certainly strengthen Leeds’ team,” Whelan told Football Insider. “We’ve looked at him a few times and I wouldn’t be surprised if we look at him again, especially with his contract close to running out.

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“Villa know this is their last chance to get a decent price for him and that could give Leeds and a few other clubs a chance. I’m a big fan of his. He scores and creates goals, he’s quick, direct, good feet, and hurts teams.”

Adomah has made 38 appearances for Villa this season and 121 in total – scoring 22 goals and supplying 21 assists – since signing from Middlesbrough in 2016 on a four-year deal.

He was at the heart of the explosive 1-1 draw between Leeds and Villa on Sunday, when Marcelo Bielsa ordered the home defence to allow him to walk in an equaliser.

That left Pontus Jansson raging, with the Sweden international defying his manager’s instructions to try and prevent Adomah scoring an unopposed goal in what were highly controversial circumstances.

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