Leeds transfer news: Fans react as West Brom prepare Taylor bid

By Wayne Veysey

25th Oct, 2016 | 8:49am

Leeds fans react as PL manager reportedly prepares £4m offer for academy product

By Alex Stevens

Leeds fans reacted pessimistically on Twitter after it was reported that West Brom will make a second bid to sign Charlie Taylor in January.

The Telegraph claim Tony Pulis’ side will offer around £4million for the left-back when the transfer window reopens in the new year.

Taylor has already rejected a new contract offer from Leeds as he looks to progress his career beyond the Championship, and will be available on a free transfer at the end of the season.

It is reported that a senior recruitment member from West Brom was sent to watch Taylor’s performance for Leeds in their 1-0 win over Wolves on Saturday.

Leeds fans are unhappy at the prospect of losing academy product Taylor after his fellow graduates from the prolific Elland Road academy Sam Byram and Lewis Cook were sold to West Ham and Bournemouth in the last two windows.

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Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:

Taylor is a mainstay of the Leeds team and has played the full 90 minutes of all 14 of their Championship matches this season.

West Brom were reportedly one of two Premier League clubs to show their interest in the 23 year-old during the summer, with Sean Dyche also failing to convince Leeds to let the defender join Burnley.

Albion have been looking for a new left-back for some time now, with right-sided defender Allan Nyom filling the void temporarily.

Pulis was involved in talks with West Brom owner Guochuan Lai and chairman John Williams last week to discuss their plans to secure the left-back in January.

In other Leeds transfer news, this out-of-favour star could be given a lifeline against Norwich.