West Brom manager Tony Pulis has confirmed that his side have taken an interest in Leeds United left-back, Charlie Taylor
Taylor, 23, is out-of-contract at Elland Road this summer and given Leeds will be playing Championship football next season, Taylor will almost certainly be leaving the club. His departure should still see Leeds receive some compensation unless he decided to move abroad and Pulis has admitted this may be a stumbling block.
“Charlie is one of the players we’re looking at in respect of left-backs but he’s not the only one,” said the West Brom manager.
“He’s a possibility. The problem with that one is it would go to a tribunal so we’re not exactly sure what the fee would be.
“We don’t know the costs on that one. That would be a difficult one but he’s one we have talked about. He wouldn’t be a free transfer.”
Other Premier League clubs have apparently been scouting Taylor including Liverpool, Crystal Palace and Middlesbrough and it was rumoured that Leeds rejected bids of up to £7 million back in the January transfer window.
After coming through the youth system at Elland Road, Taylor has gone on to make 104 appearances for Leeds in all competitions, scoring 3 goals for the club. He enjoyed a fruitful loan spell at Fleetwood during the 2013/14 season and helped them gain promotion to League One via the Play-Off’s.
It’ll be interesting to see where Taylor goes in the summer but Leeds need to act fast to replace him. Check out 5 potential Left-Back’s who could replace him next season. Do you agree? Let us know.