Leeds United are being linked with a move for Brentford midfielder Lewis Macleod, as reported by The72 earlier today. Here are five things to know about him-
1. Started out at Rangers- Macleod had a brief spell at Livingston before he was snapped up by Rangers in 2004. He rose through the youth ranks at Ibrox and was a key player for their youth sides. He is also now being linked with a return to Rangers as well as Leeds, with his contract at Brentford up at the end of the season.
2. Former Scottish youth international- The 24-year-old has represented Scotland at all levels from Under-16’s to Under-21’s so far in his career. He was called up to the senior squad in November 2014 but was an unused sub in a fixture against England.
3. Broke into the Rangers team- Macleod got his breakthrough at Rangers when they went into administration. He was a key player for them and helped them get back-to-back promotions from the Scottish Third Division (fourth tier) to the Scottish Championship. He played a total of 76 games for the Glasgow side, scoring 16 goals.
4. Joined Brentford in January 2015- The Bees paid an initial £850,000, with add-ons raising it to £1.3 million to sign him. Macleod initially struggled to break into the Brentford side due to injuries and falling down the pecking order but has established himself in the starting eleven this season.
5. Recently rejected new Bees deal- Macleod has recently snubbed a new deal at Griffin Park and with his current contract expiring in May, it appears his future lies away from the London side, with Leeds a potential next destination.