Leeds United will step up their interest in Coventry City’s Sam McCallum.

The defender is highly-rated by the Sky Blues and has plenty of suitors higher up the football pyramid, as per a report by Football Insider.

He has been linked with the likes of Aston Villa, West Brom, Huddersfield Town and Nottingham Forest, however, Leeds are hoping to jump ahead in the queue to sign him.

Coventry have previously stated that they have no intentions of selling McCallum, though money talks.

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McCallum, who is 19 years-old, joined the Sky Blues in August last year from non-league side Hearne Bay and has made a dream start to life with Mark Robins’ side.

Coventry City manager Mark Robins.  Photo by Dennis Goodwin.

He made his senior debut in an EFL Trophy against Cheltenham Town last season and went onto make eight appearances in all competitions. He has since been a regular in their starting eleven so far this term.

Coventry are currently 4th in League One having won five games out of 11 matches so far this season and McCallum has played a pivotal part in their early success.

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Leeds have delved into the lower leagues to sign promising talents over the past couple of years and could bolster their ranks for the future by seeing off interest from other clubs to land McCallum.

The youngster will have to think carefully about his next career move and weigh up where he is guaranteed the most first team action.


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