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Leeds chase midfielder with over 300 Premier League games

The Liverpool Echo understands that Leeds United are considering a move for free agent midfielder Leon Osman. The 35-year-old wasn’t offered a new contract by Everton this summer after over 15 years as a professional.

Leeds United head coach Garry Monk has looked into the possibility of luring Osman to Elland Road. He is said to be open to dropping down into the Championship. Bristol City have also been linked with the Wigan-born playmaker.

Osman played over 400 times for the Toffees since making his first-team debut in January 2003. He also made his England debut in a World Cup qualification clash against San Marino in March 2013.

New Everton manager Ronald Koeman made the decision not to offer a new deal to Osman. He now leaves himself looking for a new club, outside the familiar surroundings of Goodison Park. Fellow long-serving player Tony Hibbert also exited this summer.

He would make 16 appearances for the club last season in both league and cup. His first and only goal in his final year at the club came in October 2015 versus Norwich Cup in the League Cup. He is certainly an option for Leeds and could be worth a one-year deal. He would provide something different to what Leeds already have. Plus, he has bags of experience which would come in handy too.

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