Leeds United are looking to sign full-backs in the January transfer window, and they are checking on some of the available options out there in the market.
The Whites ideally would need someone who can play at right and left back, but they could also move for players in individual positions.
According to a report from The Athletic, the Whites have shown interest in Luton Town’s Ryan Giles and Rangers’ Borna Barisic, and they have a “speculative” eye on Tottenham Hotspur defender Ben Davies.
The 30-year-old defender is a vastly experienced player who is seen as a Mr Dependable for Tottenham. He can play as a left-back and also a centre-back and has produced some “fantastic” performances this season already.
Phil Hay claims that if Tottenham make some changes to their squad towards the end, and in that case, Davies could be available.
Davies would be a cracking signing for the Whites if they can secure a deal for him but as Hay notes, it is “incredibly unlikely” to happen this month.
The Wales defender will be reunited with some of his national teammates – Dan James, Joe Rodon and Ethan Ampadu – should he make the move in January.
Ange Postecoglou is unlikely to sell him. Destiny Udogie has nailed down the starting role in left-back areas, while Davies remains a reliable deputy. Spurs are likely to allow Sergio Reguilon to leave on loan to London rivals Brentford which means Postecoglou will heavily trust on these two players.
Moreover, Davies is on £80k-per-week wages, and Leeds would struggle to meet his full salary. However, we have seen in the past, that unexpected things do happen in the transfer window, but this one can be ruled out already.
The Whites have shown keen interest in signing West Ham defender Ben Johnson this month. He has only a few months left on his deal and could leave on loan. Johnson can play on both flank and he’s is a more realistic target than Davies.
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