By Danny Wright

8th Aug, 2017 | 8:28am

Leeds plot move for PL playmaker, contract expires next summer - report

By Danny Wright

Leeds are one of three Championship clubs weighing up a loan move for Liverpool teenager Yan Dhanda, according to a report.

The Daily Mail claims that Nottingham Forest and Bristol City are also keen on the 18-year-old playmaker, who has been training with the Liverpool first-team this year after impressing Jurgen Klopp and assistant coach Pep Lijnders.

However it is understood that Premier League giants Liverpool may not be willing to let Dhanda leave on loan this season as his contract is set to expire next summer.

The West Brom academy product is reported to be trying to break into Klopp’s first-team plans at Anfield, and that could also have an effect on a potential loan switch to Leeds.

Dhanda is an extremely versatile midfielder who can play on both wings or in the centre of the park.

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Last season saw the Birmingham-born talent tear apart the Under-18 Premier League by scoring seven goals and supplying seven assists in 18 appearances in the competition.

Football Insider Verdict

Leeds have already brought in a host of new players this summer and it would probably make little sense in loaning Dhanda when they are already well-stocked in his position. Thomas Christiansen has a good number of players who can feature on the wings, so if he was to bring in Dhanda it would probably make more sense if he was to use him as a central midfielder. The squad size at Elland Road probably need reducing in certain areas though, as the Whites have now kicked off a campaign with an unbalanced team which is very short of options at the back. Christiansen has to prioritise the recruitment of another centre-back, especially after Matthew Pennington picked up an injury at Bolton on Sunday.

In other Leeds news, the Whites are also in pole position to sign this Champions League forward who is wanted by two other Championship clubs.

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