In replying to a tweet on his protected Twitter feed, Sun journalist Alan Nixon says that Leeds United have “live” interest in St. Mirren’s young centre-back Liam Lindsay.
Leeds were said to have watched the youngster in late-December with plans afoot to make a move during the January transfer window, a move that did not materialise with Leeds only signing Pablo Hernández to a short-term deal and bringing in wingers Alfonso Pedraza and Mo Barrow on loan deals.
However, in a Twitter conversation with Twitter user @Liam_Of_Legends, Nixon says that this interest hasn’t been forgotten by the West Yorkshire club and that it remains very much “live.”
21-year-old central defender Lindsay has featured 32 times for the Jags over this current Premiership campaign, scoring six times and laying on one assist. Interest in Lindsay, should it be firmed up, would add a capable body to a central defensive unit at Elland Road that is seriously threadbare at the moment – the Whites only having Liam Cooper, Kyle Bartley and Pontus Jansson as dedicated centre-backs on the first team books.
That situation could become even more dire next season, regardless of which division Leeds find themselves playing in, with on-loan Kyle Bartley supposedly wanted by Premier League side Burnley and talisman defender Jansson interesting Southampton.
Further down the conversation, Nixon also adds more than a hint that Leeds are working on bringing not only Lindsay to the club as a “live” interest but are also working on another deal for Liverpool’s young winger Ryan Kent – with division and budget issues being dependent.
On the playing front, Leeds face Wolves tomorrow in the first of their four-game run-in to the end of the season with all remaining teams to be played below them in the table – Norwich being the highest placed in 10th position.