Why Leeds should move for developing teenage defender from PL giants
COMMENT By Derek Smithson
Leeds should consider a summer move for Chelsea youngster Fikayo Tomori to help bolster their defence.
The 19-year-old centre-back could be the perfect addition for the Whites next season to help bring a good balance to the squad.
He is a powerful ball-playing defender that is fast developing into a great talent, something which could be enhanced during a loan spell at Elland Road.
Tomori played an important role on Sunday as England beat Venezuela in the Under-20s World Cup 1-0.
The Chelsea centre-back was a solid presence in the Lions backline and his performance should encourage a lot of teams to circle for his signature.
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He may still be vulnerable to the odd error, but they are sure to be stamped out of his game as he progresses.
Leeds need a new centre-back to partner Pontus Jansson following the departure of loanee Kyle Bartley and Tomori could be a perfect fit.
He has won various youth trophies with Chelsea in the past and is a highly rated member of their academy.
Antonio Conte’s side loaned him out to Brighton in the second half of last season and he played a role in helping them achieve promotion from the Championship.
Tomori is surely unlikely to challenge for a first-team spot at Stamford Bridge next year and another loan spell to the Championship would make him improve.
In other Leeds transfer news, the club’s supporters have urged Andrea Radrizzani to sign an available international midfielder.