Leeds United are interested in Brentford’s Romaine Sawyers.

Celtic have also been long-term admirers of the 27-year-old, according to a report by Football Insider.

Sawyers, who has a year left on his deal at Griffin Park, was the subject of a rejected £2 million bid from the Scottish Premiership champions earlier in the transfer window.

Leeds are keen to further their attacking options ahead of next season and could turn to Sawyers. The Whites have so far brought in Jack Harrison on loan again from Manchester City and Wolves’ winger Helder Costa.

Leeds fans on 9 February 2019.

Sawyers has impressed for the Bees in the Championship over the past three seasons meaning the London side are facing a battle to hold onto him this summer.

The Birmingham-born man started his career at West Bromwich Albion and rose up through the youth ranks at the Hawthorns. He never made a senior appearance for the Baggies but did gain first team experience out on loan in the Football League with the likes of Port Vale, Shrewsbury Town and Walsall as a youngster.

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Walsall signed him on a permanent deal in 2013 and he went onto play 157 times for the Saddlers, chipping in with 19 goals.

Brentford snapped him up in July 2016 and he has been with them ever since in the second tier.

Leeds are looking to bring in some players before the season starts and Sawyers would add another dimension to their attacking options.


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