Over the past couple of weeks twitter has linked Dundee United winger Gary Mackay-Steven with a possible move to Leeds. As far no media outlets have linked Mackay-Steven with a move south of the border. This does not necessarily mean it is untrue. It could be just “twitter rubbish” or it could have some substance.
It is no secret that Leeds do need at least one winger. The loss of Elland Road favourites, Max Gradel and Robert Snodgrass, has been hard to take for Leeds fans. Add to that the lack of replacements and it has made the Leeds team lack width of any kind. IF Gary Mackay-Steven was to sign it would go some way as to helping the width problem at Leeds. Plus sunder Brian McDermott I feel he would flourish as a player due to McDermotts gift of getting the best out of people.
So what can we expect from Mackay-Steven as a player?
Well Mackay-Steven is regarded by many as an “old fashioned winger”, his main aim is to reach the byeline and cross the ball. Being predominantly left footed, he hugs the touchline and has a unique running style. A feature part of his game is to use many dribbling skills to gain advantage of his opponents. He is currently playing for Dundee United and is only twenty-two years of age. He has just under three years left in his current contract and is a Scottish under 21 international.
For me Mackay-Steven is a perfect fit for Leeds. A quick, young winger. I can’t see too many other alternatives to Mackay-Steven. If we were to sign him it would give a great chance of getting promoted and with the other signings made would be a huge sign of intent.