Leeds United director of football Victor Orta must ensure that he signs a new left-back in the summer transfer window.

Laurens De Bock has failed to prove he has the quality or fitness levels to play well all season while there are doubts over the future of Tom Pearce with his contract due to expire in the coming weeks unless the Whites can agree a new deal.

One left-back that Leeds must definitely have their eyes on is Leicester’s Callum Elder, who helped Wigan win the League One title this season while on loan at the DW Stadium.

The Daily Mail has reported that Wigan want to sign Elder, 23, on a permanent basis, however there are a host of other Championship teams in the hunt for his signature – and Leeds absolutely must be one of them.

Elder can really help improve the defence at Elland Road after showing at the DW Stadium that he can be both a solid defender and a threatening wide-man.

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It is understood that Leicester could consider cashing in on the Australian this summer, so with a potential deal on the cards for the coming months, Leeds must look to hijack any potential offer that is made for the player as he enters the final year of his contract.

In other Leeds United news, this £60,000-a-week midfield destroyer is exactly what the Whites need and Victor Orta would be crazy to miss the chance to snap him up in the summer.

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