Why Leeds should pounce for available PL defender to solve problem area
By Derek Smithson
Leeds should consider a move for Cyrstal Palace defender Zeki Fryer in the summer to help bolster their left-back options.
The Whites are set to lose a full-back in contract rebel Charlie Taylor and will need a new replacement ahead of the new season.
They do have versatile defender Gaetano Berardi that can fill into the position, but will need a natural left sided player if they are to compete for promotion next year.
The Premier League confirmed on their official website that Fryers is one of the Palace players that will be released this summer when their contract expires.
The 24-year-old has struggled to carve out a strong career in the top flight after being at clubs such as Palace, Tottenham and Manchester United.
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However, a drop down to the Championship might be just what the Englishman needs and he would help fill a void at Elland Road.
Fryers made 12 senior appearances across all competitions for Palace last season and has shown he can be competitive in the Premier League.
Leeds fans should consider the left-back a cheap and exciting option, which would allow them to spend money elsewhere in the market.
The full-back is blessed with good pace and also has a strong tendancy to get forward, something that will help add an extra goal threat to the team.
In other Leeds transfer news, their first teamer is being eyed by seven Premier League clubs.