Leeds United left-back target Matthew Sorinola rejects new MK Dons contract

Leeds United left-back target Matthew Sorinola has rejected a new contract at MK Dons as he wants to quit the club, according to TeamTalk.

In December, TeamTalk reported that Leeds were among a number of clubs regularly checking up on Sorinola, who’s burst onto the scene in Milton Keynes this season.

While it seems like a boost for Leeds that the 20-year-old full-back has decided to quit Stadium MK this summer with his current contract due to expire, he’s done it because he wants to leave English football altogether.

Rangers and Celtic, as well as teams in Belgium, France and Spain, are all interested and appear to be better placed than Leeds to sign the attack-minded left-back.

There could still be a chance

According to TeamTalk, Sorinola wants to quit English football to ensure that he doesn’t get stuck playing Under-23s football. And that’s a fair enough reason.

However, at Leeds, there should be a chance for him to get into Marcelo Bielsa’s first-team due to the lack of options in his position.

Barry Douglas and Ezgjan Alioski both look as though they’re on their way out of Leeds in the summer with their contracts expiring and Leif Davis hasn’t really been in Bielsa’s immediate plans this term.

Sorinola has impressed at MK Dons this season.

He’s scored two goals and supplied six assists in 43 appearances across all competitions while stats by Wycout shows the youngster has also averaged 4.3 recoveries, 3.31 interceptions, 4.03 crosses and 2.55 progressive runs per 90 minutes of League One football. He ranks 15th in the third-tier for crosses from the left-wing per 90 minutes.

There’s no denying he’s someone with potential, given his age and stats at MK Dons this term.

Let’s see if Bielsa and Victor Orta can convince him that a move to West Yorkshire would be better than going abroad.

In other Leeds United news, there’s been a huge twist on Alioski’s future at Leeds.