Leeds United have made no contact with Burnley to sign Charlie Taylor
Leeds United have made no contact with Burnley over the possibility of signing Charlie Taylor this summer, according to Lancashire Live.
The online outlet has reported on their website that left-back still isn’t a priority at Elland Road, despite Junior Firpo picking up yet another injury which could rule him out until September.
Leeds fans have gone into overdrive on social media, with Taylor’s name popping up consistently over a potential reunion at Elland Road with his boyhood club.
Writing in his latest column, Alex James shared the latest news and if the Whites have actually made their move for a reunion.
“While the imminent arrival of Maatsen has raised question marks over the future of Charlie Taylor, who has been linked with Leeds United on social media,” he wrote.
“The Whites have lost first choice full back Junior Firpo to injury but have not contacted Burnley about Taylor and it’s understood left back is not a priority area. Indeed Elland Road boss Jesse Marsch said this week he was confident his current squad could address any shortfall as a result of Firpo’s absence.”
We all remember how this one ended, and there is simply no chance that it can be revisited.
Taylor refused to play for us, Garry Monk plainly admitted that and then it saw him force his move to Turf Moor, and look how that has eventually played out.
We can’t just reward that a few years later when he is back in the Championship and we may need a left-back.
Leeds need someone who will die for the shirt on the pitch, and Taylor has more than proved that he isn’t that player and that is something that could backfire.
Jesse Marsch and Victor Orta will be working hard to identify options that could cover the absence of Firpo, but the Spaniard will likely remain first-choice once he returns.
The problem is that the Whites don’t even have a left-back in the under-23s that can fill that void, with it becoming a real problem area throughout the club.
Talk is hitting overdrive online, but let it remain simply as that – talk.
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