By David Woods

9th May, 2018 | 11:24am

Orta set for Leeds pounce on 6ft 2 flyer from troubled club who may be forced to sell - report

Leeds have been linked with a move for Union Berlin left-back Kristian Pederson, according to a report.

Bild claim that Union, who have missed out on promotion to the Bundesliga, must sell if they can cash in on the player who is out of contract at the end of next season.

The 23-year-old, who stands at 6ft 2in, has been a mainstay for Union this season, making 31 appearances and only missing two games through injury.

Football Insider verdict: 

Leeds fans might be dismayed to see their club linked with a left-back after Tom Pearce has impressed so much after being brought in from the Under-23s. However, Laurens De Bock has been a complete flop in the position and must surely be on his way out in the summer. Leeds need depth in that position and Pederson is a versatile player who can play anywhere on the left flank. He’s a player that Union wouldn’t want to lose, but the report claims they may be forced to sell with his contract due to expire in a year. After missing out on promotion to the Bundesliga, they are prepared to lose a number of their players in the summer and Pederson could be a steal for Leeds. One big question mark is that some of Orta’s foreign transfers – like De Bock – haven’t worked out at all in the Championship and fans might prefer to see homegrown talent like Pearce coming through, or the club going for more tried and tested players. 

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