Date: 28th June 2016 at 12:33pm
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By Harvey Byrne

Garry Monk is weighing up a a move for Leon Britton from Swansea, according to a report.

The Yorkshire Evening Post claim that sources in Wales believe that new manager Monk might go back to his former club to discuss a deal for the midfielder.

It is believed that Leeds could make a move for the 33-year-old to bring some experience into the midfield area.

The former Arsenal youngster has the benefit of knowing current the Leeds boss very well, as Monk managed and played alongside Britton for ten years at the Liberty Stadium.

The Swans midfielder was one of the stars of the Swansea side that worked their way to the Premier League and initially shone in the top flight with reports of him having better passing stats than Barcelona’s Xavi.

The London-born midfielder didn’t feature as much in 2015-16 as he has done in previous years for the Welsh club, as he made 27 appearances in all competitions.

However, he does have 128 Premier League appearances on his record and the Yorkshire giants will be hopeful that Monk can give them an advantage in their pursuit of the midfielder.

In other Leeds news, the Whites are set to complete the signing of striker Marcus Antonsson within the next 24 hours.