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22nd Mar, 2018 | 11:19am

Leeds can push for PL in 18/19 by snapping up versatile 6ft 2in top-flight enforcer


Leeds can snap up Craig Dawson from West Bromwich Albion this summer in a move that would put an end to their problems in the right-back slot.

With Luke Ayling currently injured and Gaetano Berardi not exactly convincing, Leeds ought to be high on the list of potential destinations for the Rochdale born right-footer.

Once West Brom are relegated from the Premier League, which is looking an absolute certainty, the Baggies will be keen to offload a number of players from the wage bill and according to The Mirror, Dawson is one of those.

Burnley have already thrown their name into the hat, as have Aston Villa and Middlesbrough, so Andrea Radrizzani needs to signal his intentions of where the club is heading by putting the Elland Road club in the mix for the defender.

Ayling should be back in the summer but his absence has hurt their season massively, and shown that Heckingbottom needs options.

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Dawson is versatile, having played a handful of games for West Brom in the centre-back spot which would make him a valuable asset, considering the injuries to defensive players this season at the Whites.

And the defender has also managed to bag two goals from the back as well as one assist.

However, with two years left on his current deal, Leeds will have to come up with a figure that will put their name at the top of the list.

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