By Saikat Mandal

4th Sep, 2022 | 1:20pm

Leeds United expect to return with offer for West Ham United youngster Harrison Ashby

Leeds United are expected to move for West Ham United youngster Harrison Ashby in the next window, as per Alan Nixon.

Writing on his Patreon, the Sun journalist suggested on 4 September that the Hammers were prepared to let him go in the summer transfer window, but they changed his mind following the injury to Ben Johnson.

Newcastle United were also interested in signing him, but the Magpies are unlikely to make another attempt for him.

Nixon wrote on Patreon: “West Ham will try to tie down Harrison Ashby on a deal after blocking moves to Leeds United and Newcastle.

“Ashby was being allowed to go after stalling on new terms but that was stopped when Ben Johnson picked up an injury.

“Leeds fancied Ashby strongly and are expected to return but the Newcastle interest may die as it was a replacement for Emil Krafth who is out for the season.”

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Nixon wrote on 31 August on his Patreon that the Whites had asked for the 20-year-old right-back.

It was claimed that the 20-year-old has a better chance of playing regularly at Elland Road, should he make the move.

Ashby was willing to move away from the London Stadium as well, but the move didn’t materialise.

The Whites still fancy getting him on board, but it all depends on how they perform till December and whether Jesse Marsch at all needs to bolster his right-back areas.

Ashby is a fantastic young talent who has made six appearances for the Hammers.

With Johnson out injured, the Hammers need Ashby to fill in the void if required, although they have got Vladimir Coufal in the squad.

He is the academy product at the club, and it seems David Moyes wants to secure his future by offering him a new deal at the club.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites have said see you again to one attacker after being left baffled by a deadline day agreement this week