According to a report from yesterday’s Scottish Sun, Leeds United are one of a number of clubs interested in Brentford midfielder Lewis MacLeod – the Whites said to be “monitoring his situation.”
One of those also looking at the 24-year-old midfielder is former club Rangers, from whom he moved to Brentford in January 2015. MacLeod is in the final year of his Bees contract and has buzzed away their offer of a new deal.
He has managed to reestablish himself in the first-team picture at Griffin Park this season after three injury hit campaigns since his move south of the border and into English football.
Before this season, MacLeod had only managed 25 games for the Bees, appearances that brought one goal and four assists, whilst also highlighting his potential.
This season, back to full fitness, his performances have continued to impress. The Wishaw-born midfielder has featured in 13 Sky Bet Championship games for Brentford, scoring two goals and two assists.
The Scottish Sun article says that former club Rangers, for whom he netted 16 times in 68 appearances, are also interested but also warn that the Gers have NINE central midfielders.
The Scottish Sun state that Rangers “could be tempted to make a move” for the fit-again midfielder, who they could land on a free just three years after selling him for £850,000.
Marcelo Bielsa has insisted that Leeds Untied operate with a slimmed-down, lean first team squad. It is a philosophy that is working at the moment, the Whites currently in 2nd place in the table ahead of this weekend’s set of games.
There has been little to no indication from the club as to whether they will be strengthening this pared down squad ahead of the arduous slog that is January to May of 2019.
However, if it is something that the Whites are interested in, then maybe they will be playing a waiting game until the end of the season to see how things pan out.