Leeds United are interested in signing Reading midfielder Andy Rinomhota this January, according to a report from Football Insider. 

The media outlet claim that the Yorkshire club are looking to bring in a rotation for holding midfield man Kalvin Phillips, but Rinomhota could also be a long term replacement, should Phillips leave the club in the near future.

The Leeds United star has been linked with a move to a number of top flight clubs, with North west giants Manchester United reportedly among the sides interested in securing his signature.

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Leeds will be desperate to keep hold of him, but in Rinomhota, they have their eyes set on an excellent potential replacement.

The 22-year-old joined Reading’s youth academy back in 2015, and finally made his debut for the first team squad back in 2017 in a Carabao Cup match against Sky Bet League One side Gillingham.

His first real breakthrough came at the start of last season, and he was rewarded for his performances with a new contract. He signed the deal in February of this year, and it ties him to the club until the summer of 2022, meaning he will not exactly be cheap for Leeds United.

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He was also rewarded for several excellent performances in his debut season by winning the club’s player of the season award for the 2018/19 campaign.

The Leeds born midfielder has made 19 appearances for Reading so far this season.

He is yet to appear for any international side, although Zimbabwe, who he qualifies through via his father, have shown an interest in getting him playing for their national side, but a mix-up with passports saw that interest diminish.

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