Leeds senior player believes Liverpool transfer is possible - report
By Ian Hunt
Charlie Taylor is convinced that he could make a sensational summer transfer to Liverpool, according to a report.
The Yorkshire Evening Post claim that representatives of Leeds left-back believe a move to Jurgen Klopp’s team is “possible” when his contract expires in the summer.
It is said that Taylor “appears set” on quitting Elland Road rather than sign a new Leeds deal at the end of the summer.
The 23-year-old, who is a product of the Leeds academy, could be ready to follow fellow graduates Sam Byram and Lewis Cook to the Premier League.
Byram joined West Ham for £3.75million in January of last year, while Cook made a move worth up to £10million when he signed for Bournemouth.
Like the Premier League pair, Taylor has also reached a crossroads in his career after making great strides since making his way through the youth-team ranks.
He was the club’s player of the year last season and was an ever-present in the league side in the current campaign until an achilles injury sustained in mid December sidelined him for the last two months.
Taylor is now closing in on a return to the side although he will need to shift Gaetano Berardi from the starting line-up after the Switzerland international filled in impressively in the last 14 games.
Leeds are still in line to receive a considerable fee even if he does decide to move on.
The Yorkshire giants will be owed compensation costs for developing Taylor and will note the £8million sum a tribunal ordered Liverpool to pay Burnley for Danny Ings after signing him when he ran his contract down.