By Saikat Mandal

1st Sep, 2022 | 11:11am

Leeds United make surprise late bid to sign West Ham right back Harrison Ashby

Leeds United are making a “surprise late bid” for West Ham youngster Harrison Ashby, as per Alan Nixon.

Writing on his Patreon on 1 September, the Sun journalist wrote that the Whites have asked for the 20-year-old right-back who has a better chance of playing regularly at Elland Road.

The young defender is willing to move, but the Hammers could be reluctant to sell him.

Nixon wrote on his Patreon: “Leeds United are making a surprise late bid for West Ham right back Harrison Ashby.

“The Elland Rod club have asked about promising Ashby who would have a better chance of a game for them.

“Ashby is willing to move but Hammers have an injury or two at the back and he is also needed for their home grown quotas.”

Interesting move

Ashby is an exciting young talent, who has made six appearances for the Hammers so far.

The Hammers have got injury problems at the moment, and they need Ashby to fill in if required. Plus, he is the academy product, which fulfils the homegrown quota.

It is really baffling that the Whites want to sign him on the transfer deadline day, when adding a right-back isn’t a top priority for them.

Luke Ayling is injured, and so is Stuart Dallas. However, Leeds have signed Rasmus Kristensen while they have a promising young talent in Coady Drameh.

The need of the hour is bolstering their forward department. The Whites have already signed one player from West Ham this summer – Sonny Perkins.

It remains to be seen if West Ham agree to sell their young talent to the Yorkshire club. As of now, it’s not clear about the details of the offer, but it will be a strange move if the deal goes through.

In other Leeds United news, we’ve been exclusively told how an Andrea Radrizzani agreement is blocking the 49ers from investing in the club.