By David Woods

24th Jun, 2018 | 12:18pm

Report: Leeds keen on move for Newcastle 22-year-old, available for free in summer

Leeds United are keen on a move for Newcastle 22-year-old Yasin Ben El-Mhanni, according to a report.

The Mail claims that El-Mhanni is set to leave St James’ Park this summer, after being at the centre of the peter Beardsley bullying storm.

The right winger is in demand though – Watford, Wolves and Sporting Lisbon are all keen on him too.

He will be available on a free transfer when his contract expires at the end of June.

Football Insider verdict:

El-Mhanni made allegations about Beardsley which were upheld by an independent appeal in January. They said that he had been unfairly treated and now it’s time for him to put that behind him and make a move that could help resurrect his career. El-Mhanni signed from Lewes on a free back in 2016 and has made two senior appearances for the club, both in the FA Cup. He’s got four very good clubs all interested in him, which is great news for the 22-year-old winger, and we think Leeds would be the perfect fit. They’re a club on the up after appointing Marcelo Bielsa as their new manager, and he’s the perfect person for El-Mhanni to develop under. he might well have his head turned by the Premier League if offers come in, but he might also struggle for game time. He should resist the temptation and go for Leeds. 

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In other Leeds transfer news, they have joined the hunt to sign a 6ft 2in goalkeeper from a Premier League giant.

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