By Mark Smith

16th Aug, 2022 | 4:10pm

Leeds United signing a new left-back this summer is not currently “imminent”, according to Fabrizio Romano.

The Italian journalist did admit that Philapdelphia Union defender Kai Wagner is one of the names being watched closely, but no move has been advanced as of yet.

Romano admitted that Leeds are happy with the squad of players they currently have, so incomings may now depend on some leaving Elland Road first.

Speaking on the latest episode of Qué Golazo over on YouTube, Romano shared what he has heard regarding Leeds and their pursuit of a new left-back this summer.

“He [Wagner] is one of the names they are monitoring,” he said.

“We know that Leeds are always keeping an eye on American players and talent, so they are monitoring this boy, but at the moment, still nothing is advanced, nothing imminent.

“Also, Leeds are really happy with the team they have. So, I think they will sign players only if they have outgoings.”

Surely not.

Leeds cannot continue on this path.

Pascal Struijk has been solid for the majority of games against Wolves and Southampton, but even then, he has been at fault – which isn’t his fault given he is out of position.

Look at the equaliser on Saturday, somehow the ball managed to go through inside of him for Kyle Walker-Peters to score, something that may have been stopped by Junior Firpo.

The Spaniard has played there all of his career, and basic positioning is something we hope he would have nailed down, something that Struijk may not.

Wagner is said to be available for around £2.5million, and that much of a bargain for the so-called best left-back in the MLS cannot be passed up on.

This should have been done weeks ago with Firpo injured before Australia, but no, all we have decided to do is sell another left-back and play someone there out of position.

Let’s hope that changes.

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