Jack Harrison was used at left-back on Thursday against Brisbane Roar but the Leeds winger struggled and it might now convince Jesse Marsch to sign a left-back – and here are three potential options they could sign.
Leif Davis came on for Harrison at half-time. While he was more solid than Harrison, he hardly has a future at Elland Road. So, here are three options Leeds could sign at left-back with Junior Firpo sidelined for eight weeks.
Sergio Reguilon – Tottenham
Reguilon is one of a handful of players left home by Antonio Conte from Tottenham’s tour of South Korea – and Sevilla are in talks. But surely, if Spurs are to send him out on loan, keeping him England serves Spurs better?
The Spain star might still have a future at Tottenham. But the best way for Spurs to observe that is by giving him a season in the Premier League at a club where he will regularly start. A loan to Leeds suits all parties.
Nicolas Tagliafico – Ajax
Argentina international Tagliafico is likely to leave Ajax this summer after entering the final 12 months of his contract. Ajax have brought in Owen Wijndal from Alkmaar, and Tagliafico will be let go.
Reports from L’Equipe say he could leave for a bargain £3.4million. So, surely, Leeds have got to throw their name in the hat for the defender. He would be a superb signing, even if his wages might be steep.
Charlie Taylor – Burnley
Taylor, 28, remains with Burnley. But after relegation, an immediate return to the Premier League could tempt the ex-Leeds defender. Nick Pope and James Tarkowski have joined Newcastle and Everton.
After 104 games for Leeds, before joining Burnley in 2017, Taylor would surely jump at the chance to return to his boyhood club. It might depend on Burnley’s asking price, with his contract set to expire in two years.