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30th Mar, 2017 | 7:16pm

Monk should plan Leeds raid for PL defender whose contract ends in the summer

COMMENT By Dominic Toner

Leeds should consider a move for Crystal Palace defender Martin Kelly in the summer transfer window.

The 26-year-old is set to leave Selhurst Park at the end of the season when his contract expires and Garry Monk should plot a raid for the full-back.

The Whites look set to lose left-back Charlie Taylor at the end of the campaign and they will need a suitable replacement.

Kelly would be able to fill a gap in the squad and bring a good amount of top flight experience with him.

The Englishman, who has one senior cap for his country, has racked up 96 Premier League appearances during spells with Palace and Liverpool.

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The versatile ace can be deployed in both full-back positions and is certainly good enough to nail down a starting spot in the starting line-up at Elland Road.

Leeds are hopeful that they will be competing in the Premier League next season and will need some additions to help their relatively inexperienced squad.

Kelly emerged as a highly rated youngster at Anfield at the beginning of his career and completed a move to Palace in 2014.

He has established himself as a consistent performer in the top flight and is now entering the peak of his career.

The fact that his contract is ending means that they would be able to get him for a bargain and it could turn out to be a very smart piece of business.

In other Leeds transfer news, a Premier League club are keen to sign the club’s first teamer.

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