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Report: Rangers pip Leeds United to midfield transfer as player decision comes to light

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Leeds United look set to miss out on reported target Joe Rothwell as the Blackburn Rovers midfielder chooses Rangers over a Premier League move.

Leeds missed out on a midfielder in the summer transfer window as Marcelo Bielsa eyed up recruits to strengthen the depth of his squad.

The club’s efforts came to nothing though with two key targets opting for different routes, leaving the Argentine with little in the way of cover.

The January window is unlikely to present Leeds with great options in overhauling the current midfield, but there will be some decent recruits available if Victor Orta and co were tempted into buying.

TEAMtalk are the latest to namecheck Leeds in a transfer saga, with Blackburn midfielder Joe Rothwell’s future up in the air at the moment.

Leeds reportedly join a number of Premier League clubs in interest as the 26-year-old stands on one goal and four assists in 12 appearances.

However, they also reveal that Leeds and those clubs are set to miss out with Rothwell opting to join Rangers when he can get the chance.

Rothwell’s ability to play not only deep in midfield but more advanced makes him a versatile asset for whichever club he ends up at.

It’s the type of signing I wouldn’t mind seeing us bring in, because he’s a player that’s at the top of their game and wouldn’t cost a fortune to sign.

We’re not going to break the bank when it comes to a midfield signing (or any January signing), so having someone come up from the EFL makes a lot of sense to me.

You can see why the club were looking at Lewis O’Brien in that manner as well when you look at the price you’ll have to pay.

However, Rothwell looks like he’s going elsewhere. It is still good to see the club reportedly trying to explore options.

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