Leeds United are still said to be monitoring the situation of West Ham full-back Harrison Ashby, as his contract winds down.
With the transfer window shut, Leeds have little in the way of business to be active with under Jesse Marsch.
That doesn’t mean that future plans will be in place to ensure that the club are ready to move for players that might become available, whether they solve short-term problems or are smart youth investments.
Leeds were one of the sides linked with a move to sign West Ham right-back Harrison Ashby last month as the player enters the final year of his deal at the London Stadium – per Alan Nixon.
While Leeds may be awash with more quality than most positions at right-back, with three senior names there, it seems as though they are still tracking the 20-year-old.
The Irons are now reportedly keen to offer fresh terms to the youngster after blocking offers from elsewhere in the final stages of the summer transfer window.
That’s according to journalist Dean Jones, who revealed that with January now the focus for Victor Orta and his team, there is still interest coming from Elland Road.
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, Jones stated:
“They do still like him. I think, from here, it’s going to depend on how West Ham decide to deal with him.
“Whether they reassess his contract situation and they can convince him of their own plans, there’s a lot to be sorted out there over the next few months.”
Who should start at left-centre-back going forward?
I don’t mind the club keeping irons in the fire where youth signings are concerned, but another young right-back seems like overkill.
Ashby is no doubt a talented player that would be useful to us, if we didn’t already have an England youth international who is in need of playing time as it is.
Cody Drameh is someone we need to put our focus in right now and even looking at a new player for his position isn’t really the best message.
I’d be shocked if we tried for Ashby on that basis.