Leeds United will pull off a “masterstroke” signing if they land Fikayo Tomori from Chelsea in January.
That is according to former Arsenal and Everton striker Kevin Campbell, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs about a centre-back who can solve Marcelo Bielsa’s defensive problems.
Football Insider revealed earlier this week Leeds are monitoring Tomori and a January loan move could be on the cards.
Bielsa is currently without summer signings Robin Koch and Diego Llorente and has had to use Luke Ayling as a makeshift centre-back in the last two Premier League matches.
Leeds conceded a combined four goals against West Ham and Newcastle United, with the latter the latest to profit from their set-piece problems through Ciaran Clarke’s header in Wednesday’s 5-2 United win at Elland Road.
Bielsa claimed last week he has no plans to sign another defender permanently in the winter window.
Campbell believes the Chelsea man would be a brilliant short-term capture.
“Tomori is a fantastic player and, let’s not forget, an England international,” he told Football Insider.
“If Leeds could get an England international defender, who is also left-footed it could be a masterstroke from Marcelo Bielsa.”
Tomori’s game time at Chelsea has been limited this season and he has featured in only one of the club’s 19 Premier League and Champions League fixtures.
Kurt Zouma and summer signing Thiago Silva have emerged as the first choice centre-back partnership, with Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger also ahead of Tomori in the pecking order.