Leeds have been linked with a move for Barnsley defender Andy Yiadom as Paul Heckingbottom looks to rebuild his squad in the summer.
The Yorkshire Evening Post reports that Heckingbottom is set to raid his former club to nab the defender who will be available on a free transfer in the summer with his contract expiring in June.
Heckingbottom signed him on a two-year deal from Barnet and the player has not agreed an extension.
He is highly rated by Heckingbottom and interestingly the report claims that this deal is being driven by the manager, not head of recruitment Victor Orta.
It is also said that he came close to a Premier League move in August but moves fell through despite the defender completing a medical for Huddersfield.
Swansea also wanted him but couldn’t get a deal through before the deadline.
However, fans are in two minds over the player.
Some fans point to the fact that he’s free and almost signed for a Premier League side, as well as the fact that he’s versatile and can play on either the left or the right.
However, others aren’t convinced and say it shows a complete lack of ambition.
Here are the best reactions from Leeds fans to the report:
Nearly went to Huddersfield and Swansea in the prem so anyone expressing any discontent with this is just jumping on the bandwagon
— Brandon Yates (@Brandon7Yates) March 19, 2018
It’s sooo Leeds United to not like a player that we rumoured to be looking at and haven’t even signed.
We are Doomed !! #lufc
— Martin Threadgold (@FredgoldMartin) March 19, 2018
— Billy Gardiner (@gardiner004) March 19, 2018
Yiadom is about 50x the player Berardi is, Jesus Christ, this affiliation with Berardi focuses on his passion, that’s it, talk to me about his skint of assists? His tackles, his goals, i like him but the guy is average and not promotion material, Yiadom is a very good player.
— Conor McGilligan (@Conor_ALTV) March 19, 2018
NO NO NO !! Free transfer for a reason . Wish we would stop being linked with cheap , limited players . DON'T WANT the Carpi Striker either . If we have to sell before buying let's crack on as soon as we can. Club needs major overall just to be competitive next season #LUFC
— chris (@LeedsLoudHaler) March 19, 2018
I personally think he’ll be a good signing, and he certainly can’t be any worse than what we have in defence, can he.
— Brookie (@superleedsutd2) March 19, 2018
Another Orta cheapie, no thanks,
— David 282k💙💛 (@davidkerr2821) March 19, 2018