Leeds United manager Paul Heckingbottom is looking to reunite himself with Barnsley defender Andy Yiadom, but the board members at Elland Road are not fully convinced, according to the Sheffield Star.

It was Paul Heckingbottom who took the Ghanaian international to Oakwell, and he is keen to take him to Elland Road when his contract expires at the recently relegated Tykes.

Yiadom joined Barnsley on a free transfer in May 2016, and has been a key member of their squad ever since. He has played 32 times in both seasons since joining the club, but he was unable to help the club stay in the Sky Bet Championship, and they were relegated on the final day of this season following a defeat at Derby County.

He has long been linked with a move away from the club, and their relegation from the second tier to Sky Bet League One all but confirms his departure.

Andy Yiadom has twice agreed deals to join a Premier League club before, but they have fallen through at the final moment. He looked set for a switch to Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield Town last summer, but that fell through, before agreeing a move to Swansea City on deadline day, but the paper work was not completed in time.

The full-back’s form for his club saw him earn his first call-up to the Ghana national team. He made his debut in the 2017 African Cup of Nations, but was unable to help his side, as they were beaten 1-0 by Egypt.

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