Leeds make emphatic decision over senior man - reliable journalist
By Will Butcher
Leeds have handed Charlie Taylor a fine of two weeks’ wages after he missed Sunday’s clash against Wigan, according to a reliable journalist.
The 23-year-old refused to play against the Latics in the Yorkshire giants’ last Championship fixture of the season, which ended in a 1-1 draw at the DW Stadium.
Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Hay revealed on his personal Twitter account that the former Champions League side have given Taylor the “maximum punishment available”.
Charlie Taylor has been fined two weeks wages by Leeds over his refusal to play at Wigan, the maximum punishment available to the club
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) May 11, 2017
Taylor, 23, is set to leave Garry Monk’s side in the near future as his contract at Elland Road is set to expire in less than two months’ time.
The Birmingham Mail revealed earlier this week that the Baggies would have to pay a fee of between £4million and £7million, despite Taylor’s contract at Leeds set to expire.
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Leeds are due compensation for Taylor if the transfer goes to a tribunal, as Taylor is under 24 years of age and was brought through the Yorkshire giants’ youth academy at Thorp Arch.
Making his debut way back in 2011 against local rivals Bradford, Taylor has now amassed a huge 104 appearances in all competitions and even won last season’s player of the year award.
However, this season, Leeds’ number 21 has struggled to remain as one of the first names on Monk’s team sheet after struggling with injury and losing out to the in-form Gaetano Berardi.
In other Leeds news, Danny Mills has revealed the reason behind Leeds’ Championship play-off collapse.