By Saikat Mandal

26th Nov, 2021 | 7:30am

Phil Hay suggests Harrison Reed could be a good option for Leeds in January

Phil Hay has suggested that Fulham midfielder Harrison Reed could be a good fit for Leeds United in the January transfer window.

While speaking to The Phil Hay Show for the Athletic, Hay has suggested that Leeds are lacking serious depth in their squad, although the injuries to key players have made the situation difficult for Marcelo Bielsa.

How Leeds will fare in the January transfer window will depend on the budget, but Hay suggests that are good players out there who can chip in and contribute without costing a big fortune.

He has suggested that Reed is someone he likes.

Hay said: “I’ve always quite liked Harrison Reed of Fulham. You won’t get 10,000 people coming down outside Elland Road to get a glimpse of Harrison Reed, but the player could chip in and contribute.”

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Marcelo Bielsa said after the 2-1 defeat against Tottenham that he will sign players in January if someone is available and fits within their budget.

While the Argentine doesn’t want to sign players in the middle of the season (he probably finds it difficult to integrate), he needs to be pragmatic here.

Leeds are severely lacking in depth in their squad. Against Spurs, he used Kalvin Phillips in defence, which was a brilliant tactical move.

However, Leeds do not have another strong combative midfielder like Phillips, and this is one area the club must look to reinforce.

Reed would be a fantastic signing for Leeds. The 26-year-old has been one of the most consistent players for Fulham, and he was hailed as “outstanding” last season for his performance against Everton.

He is someone who has got loads of Premier League experience. Reed has a contract at the club till 2024, but Leeds can get him at a reasonable price.

The Whites will face Brighton in their next Premier League clash on Saturday at the Amex Stadium.

In other Leeds United news, the club are tracking a contract rebel who they are keen on signing in January