Leeds United still like Harrison Ashby but months of changes to come at West Ham
Leeds United still like Harrison Ashby but their interest could be taken out of their hands by West Ham, according to Dean Jones.
The Whites tried and failed to bring the young right-back to Elland Road at the end of the summer transfer window, with Newcastle also in the race.
Jones admitted that there are a lot of moving parts to be sorted over the next few months, with his contract to be assessed as West Ham could try and convince him to sign on past this season one last time.
Speaking to GIVE ME SPORT in a latest interview, Jones shared the latest on a situation that could be everchanging between now and January.
“They do still like him. I think, from here, it’s going to depend on how West Ham decide to deal with him,” he said.
“Whether they reassess his contract situation and they can convince him of their own plans, there’s a lot to be sorted out there over the next few months.”
Leeds are always on the look out for the best young talent that comes available in the Premier League, but this one would be simply unnecessary.
If Ashby had a past of playing at left-back at senior-level football, we would understand, but the youngster playing as seen Vladimir Coufal pushed to that role in Europe.
Cody Drameh looks to be fighting for his future under Jesse Marsch and has been rewarded with a couple of starts in all competitions this season already.
Bringing in another young right-back would simply harm his progression and likely see him forced out of the club, which doesn’t look to be the plan right now.
Things can change dramatically in football over a period of months, so refuse to rule anything out, but right now, it looks as though Newcastle is his most likely destination.
All eyes are on Orta with a busy January certainly on the cards at Elland Road.
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