Why Monk should call in favour to sign 22-year-old for Leeds problem area
By Dominic Toner
Leeds’ left-back position could become a problem area for them next season if Charlie Taylor decides to leave Elland Road at the end of the season when his contract expires.
The Whites have used versatile full-back Gaetano Berardi as a replacement left-back at times this campaign, but he is far better suited to the right flank.
The Yorkshire giants need to buy a replacement for Taylor in the summer and Swansea defender Stephen Kingsley could be the perfect option.
Garry Monk should call in a favour to sign the 22-year-old left-back after he previously used connections with his former side, bringing the likes of Kyle Bartley, Modou Barrow and Matt Grimes on loan to Elland Road from the Swans.
Any potential deal for the full-back would only be realistic if the 38-year-old manager is still in the Leeds hot seat next season.
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The Sun claim that Monk could be sacked after missing out on promotion and Whites supporters have urged the club to keep the popular manager.
Monk’s connections to Swansea have proved useful and a move for Kingsley would make perfect sense if he gets the opportunity.
The Scotsman has made 13 senior appearances for the Premier League side so far this season and has shown his potential.
He is an attack minded defender and also has a good delivery in the locker.
Kingsley would thrive on some regular first team football and dropping down to the Championship to help Leeds’ promotion push could be beneficial for him, but he could still yet be relegated from the Premier League with Swansea this season.
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