The Yorkshire Evening Post understands that Leeds United have fined left back Charlie Taylor two weeks’ wages after refusing to be involved in Sunday’s away draw with Wigan Athletic. The player was called to a disciplinary hearing on Monday, where he was informed of the verdict.
This is the maximum penalty that the club could’ve sanctioned after any one player. He was all set to start the clash at the DW Stadium from the off, but head coach Garry Monk was forced into making a change and not featuring him at all. Monk says that Taylor has been badly advised.
The 23-year-old is out of contract at Elland Road later this summer and is highly likely to be moving on. Premier League side West Bromwich Albion are known admirers of his, and manager Tony Pulis has often spoken of his admiration of the offensive full backs. Yorkshire Evening Post’s chief football writer Phil Hay says that the two clubs are looking to get a deal done quite quickly. A fee in the region of £3-5million has been touted.
West Brom trying to get a deal with Taylor/Leeds done quickly. Fee expected to be somewhere between £3m and £5m. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) May 11, 2017
The York-born defender played 32 times in what is expected to be his final season as a Leeds United player. His final appearance came on April 22nd in the away defeat at Burton Albion. Leeds missed out on the play-off places and are focusing all of their attentions on going at least one step better next season. The future of Monk is still unclear for now, plus there is still the ongoing takeover situation at Elland Road too.