This £4.25m English Ace Could Be Vital For Leeds United’s Promotion Bid Next Season – Food For Thought

Charlie Taylor of Leeds United

Why Losing Charlie Taylor Will Affect Leeds’ Promotion Bid

Given that he handed in a transfer request and then refused to play the final game of the season, it has been universally recognised that Charlie Taylor will be leaving Leeds United.

He displayed a complete lack of respect for the club towards the end of last campaign and was punished by then manager Garry Monk. The former Swansea boss has since departed though and the club are moving on – something that is also expected of the York-born left-back.

As it turns out, however, the main (some would say only) serious suitors for Taylor are Tony Pulis’ side, West Bromwich Albion and things aren’t going too smoothly in that regard. West Brom remain in talks with Leeds over the player, but no agreement is expected anytime soon given the current changes taking place in Yorkshire.

Only after Leeds recruit a new permanent manager are talks between the two clubs expected to restart and it’s thought that Baggies manager Tony Pulis will only sanction the deal if the two clubs can agree on a fee, rather than risk the amount set by a tribunal for the out of contract 23-year-old.

Charlie Taylor

Leeds may do well, in that case, to stay in this for the long haul; price West Brom out of the move and keep hold of a player who in all fairness, may have just been badly advised. At this stage, there is no guarantee that Taylor will go to the Premier League and make a position his own, so he may be better off staying at Elland Road.

For their part, Leeds would do extremely well to find a better left-back in the Championship and may not want to give up on a player they nurtured so easily. Perhaps they can convince Taylor to sign a new deal, help his club achieve promotion or at least a playoff place before being sold for bigger money in order to help the club.

Left-back is a position easily forgotten by football fans when it comes to deciding who should be in their team and in Leeds’ case, they have one of the best in the division. Losing the £4.25m rated Taylor will probably mean another position getting weakened in their squad and that means another step backwards when it comes to reaching the Premier League.  Clear-the-air talks between a new manager and Taylor are probably the order of the day otherwise Leeds will lose another key figure in their quest to get back to the big league.

Written by Gary Christie

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