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Leeds United summer transfer target nearing Newcastle switch from Premier League rivals

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It looks as though Leeds United will miss out on another chance to complete the signing of West Ham right-back Harrison Ashby.

That’s after Sky Sports journalist Dharmesh Sheth reported that Newcastle United have agreed a fee with the Hammers for the signing of the 21-year-old.

Having come through the youth ranks at West Ham, Ashby has gone on to seven first-team appearances for the Hammers in all competitions.

However, the 21-year-old has already attracted plenty of attention from elsewhere, and it was reported late in last summer’s transfer window that Leeds were the team pushing hardest for his signature.

Now however, it seems as though the Whites could be set to miss out on a chance to potentially revisit a move for the right-back, who could now be heading to St James’ Park.

According to this latest update, Newcastle have now agreed a fee with West Ham for the signing of Ashby, which is thought to be worth £3million including add-ons.

That deal apparently also includes a sell-on clause for West Ham, and the right back is now due to undergo a medical with the Magpies in order to complete this move.

There may be some mixed feelings about this one for those of a Leeds United perspective.

On the one hand, the fact they were seemingly so interested in Ashby back in the summer, means they may be frustrated about now missing out on a deal here again.

However, the Elland Road club do have plenty of options on that side of their defence, with the likes of Luke Ayling, Rasmus Kristensen and the out-on-loan Cody Drameh.

As a result, you do feel they may be able to cope with missing out on this one, although they may well be keen to avoid a repeat of this situation again in the future.

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  • Charlotte says:

    After the Perkins deal I doubt Leeds would be able to get another player from WH for another decade at least…lol. Who cares? We have Sonny

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