Leeds United are keeping tabs on Barnsley starlet Callum Styles as his performances continue to impress at Oakwell.
The Tykes are currently in the driving seat for a place in the top six of the Championship this season after narrowly surviving last term.
It seems Leeds’ local rivals in with a strong shout of clinching promotion to the Premier League as they sit five points clear of seventh place with five games to play.
As a consequence of their stunning season, their key players are now on the radar of Premier League clubs.
Football League World reported that Leeds United are eager to sign the versatile 21-year-old in the summer as he shines at left-wing-back.
Indeed, his performances have made him a valuable commodity that other clubs are keeping an eye on.
Alongside Leeds are Norwich City and Southmapton in their interest for Styles.
Styles will probably be a Premier League player next season, even if Barnsley fail in the play-offs.
With that, The72 are now claiming that the Oakwell outfit are holding out for a fee of £8million for him.
Styles has scored four goals and registered two assists this season in 37 league appearances. With that, the club is clearly bracing for bids this summer.
The midfielder was part of the side that gave Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds an almighty scare at Elland Road last July.
The Championship plays host to a number of incredible talents, and Styles is one of the most exciting.
Even if Barnsley clinch promotion, he’s still a player I’d like to see us try to sign.
He fits the bill for a versatile, hard-working player that can easily push for a place under Marcelo Bielsa. As well, he’s shown creativity on the ball in two positions we’re lacking depth in.
There ought to be a queue for him in the summer though, but we present a very desirable path for young players currently.