After deciding not to participate in the weekend draw at Wigan Athletic, the BBC understands that Leeds United have begun ‘internal disciplinary proceedings’ against defender Charlie Taylor. The left back is out of contract this summer and is highly likely to leave for a Premier League club.
The 23-year-old began the season as a regular starter in the team, but ever since returning from injury the talented full back has been in and out of the side. Gaetano Berardi has often been preferred in this position in the Leeds starting eleven and he again played at the DW Stadium on Sunday.
Taylor handed in a transfer request previously after refusing to sign a new deal at Elland Road, much to the anger of Massimo Cellino at the time. West Bromwich Albion are known admirers of him and hope to snap him up this summer, however Taylor could be forced to explain his actions after telling Monk he didn’t want to play.
On the Saturday before travelling for the end of season dead rubber, Taylor said he didn’t wish to be considered for selection. Monk spoke following the conclusion of the match, which ended 1-1, that the youngster decided against being involved, much to Monk’s anger,
“I’m hugely disappointed with Charlie. I think he’s been terribly advised all season.
“I understand he’s very young, and we’ve tried to help him and guide him from within, but it’s very difficult to get him fully committed.
“Had he had some better advice from the outside, I think we would have seen a better Charlie Taylor this season and left on better terms, if that’s what’s going to happen. But that’s over to the club and the player now.
“The club’s stance on it is very strong. Hopefully he learns from the mistake he’s made.”