By Mark Smith

29th Dec, 2019 | 1:00pm

MOT View: Leeds could miss out on scouted target based on transfer update

With injuries to players such as Pablo Hernandez, Adam Forshaw, and Jamie Shackleton, Leeds United could be running out of options in midfield.

Mateusz Klich looked tired against Preston recently, and January could be a great opportunity to strengthen the ranks in the middle of the park at Elland Road.

Leeds were first reported by Football Insider to have held an interest in Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara in their 2-0 Europa League win against Porto.

It was suggested that the Whites could make a move but that the Gers value the Finnish international at more than £8million.

It won’t all be straight forward for Leeds though if they were to launch a move for the Rangers midfield who has impressed so much under Steven Gerrard.

Aston Villa have also been credited with an interest, and the recent injury to John McGinn could force their hand to make a move for Kamara.

The Daily Mail reported on Sunday morning that Villa and Dean Smith are desperate for reinforcements to help their side to try and avoid relegation from the Premier League.

Villa’s 3-0 defeat against Watford left them in the relegation zone, and that could mean that they jump ahead of Leeds to try and secure Kamara in January.

With obvious financial fair play restrictions in place for most Championship clubs, there are little to zero chance that Leeds would make a move for the 24-year-old in January.

That already places Villa above the Championship side, and Leeds would surely only stand a chance if Kamara was still at Ibrox when it comes to the summer and Marcelo Bielsa’s men could be in the Premier League.

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