With the mounting injury problems in midfield and lack of reliability for a select few midfielders to stay fit, it’s only natural that Leeds would seek to add extra options to their midfield ranks.
Adam Forshaw has been battling a long hip problem that’s kept him out since September, Jamie Shackleton is just coming back from injury though remains a young player, Pablo Hernandez is advancing in his years though shows no sign of slowing down. For multiple reasons, having another option simply would not hurt.
It has been circulated on twitter today from D3D4football that Leeds are interested in Oxford’s Cameron Brannagan. Brannagan, 23, is an academy product of Liverpool and joined The U’s in January 2018 for a fee believed to be around the £250k mark. He occupies a number 8 or number 10 position, and this versatility down the centre might be what is appealing to Leeds.
There’s a big question over whether Oxford would be willing to sell, however. They’re in a promotion race of their own, currently sitting 4th in League One.