Leeds United are “close” to signing Burnley defender Connor Roberts, according to Alex Crooks.
The Whites are looking to bring in a new full-back before Thursday’s deadline following the departures of Djede Spence and Luke Ayling.
They have been linked with a move to a host of players this month including Neco Williams, Calvin Ramsay and Ben Johnson. However, a move for Williams and Johnson is not going to happen, and hence they have turned their attention towards signing Roberts.
Leeds are really lacking depth at the back, and they are working on a deal to sign to 28-year-old experienced full-back. He is on £30k-per-week deal at Turf Moor and the Clarets are ready to offload him this month.
According to Mike McGrath of The Telegraph, a deal for the Welsh full-back is a “possible” deadline-day deal. However, a lot of work to be done to complete the signing.
According to Simon Jones of the Daily Mail, the Whites are “in discussion” to sign the defender who is open to making the switch.
The move makes a lot of sense, and it should work for all parties involved. Roberts was an influential player for Burnley last season but the situation has changed this term.
He has loads of Championship experience and should be able to help Leeds as they aim for promotion to the Premier League this season.
The Whites do have a contingent of Wales players, and this should help Roberts integrate into the Yorkshire club easily. He will join his international teammates Dan James, Joe Rodon and Ethan Ampadu and hopefully Farke can get the best out of him.
Leeds are also looking to sign a new centre-back, and it remains to be seen if they manage to secure a deal for someone like Ben Godfrey for the rest of the season.
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