Paul Robinson raves about Harrison Reed as Leeds United eye summer transfer
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Fulham midfielder Harrison Reed can be a “really good fit” for Leeds United if they sign him, according to Paul Robinson.
It is understood Leeds see Reed as a potentially “excellent addition” to their squad and former Elland Road star Robinson agrees.
“That could be good fit. That could be a really good fit,” Robinson told MOT Leeds News.
“He’s player who can develop and can grow and he can play anywhere else in the midfield and not just that holding midfield role.
“It’s a difficult sell to say to somebody, ‘come on, you can play when Kalvin Phillips doesn’t play’.
“But he can play higher up the field and a player like that, who [Marcelo] Bielsa could work with, develop and improve, that would be a really good signing for Leeds.”
Reed played 31 times in the Premier League last season as Fulham suffered instant relegation back to the Championship.
According to transfermarkt, the £8.5million-valued Englishman played in both defensive and central midfield roles for Scott Parker.
As quoted by football.london, Fulham boss Parker dubbed Reed as both “exceptional” and “immense” during the campaign – it was just unfortunate he was on the receiving end of a relegation.
However, there are quality players in relegated sides.
Fulham had players like Parker and Alphonse Areola last season while West Brom suffered the drop despite Matheus Pereira and England goalkeeper Sam Johnstone performing well.
There is value to be found in Championship clubs.
In other Leeds United news, a Leeds news website has completely messed up a story about supposed advanced talks to sign a £40million player.