Leeds United target Harrison Ashby rejects new West Ham United contract
Leeds United transfer target Harrison Ashby is set to leave West Ham United after turning down a new contract at the London Stadium according to ExWHUemployee.
The Sun’s Alan Nixon revealed that Leeds had made a surprise late bid to sign the full-back on deadline (Patreon on 1 September).
ExWHUemployee now reports (West Ham Way Podcast, 10 November), that the Hammers could be set to offload the 20-year-old in the January window after failing to extend his deal.
His current deal comes to a close in the summer of 2023, and it remains to be seen if Leeds will renew their interest in the right back.
One to watch
This could well be one to watch for Leeds United fans, with the Whites well-known for harbouring younger prospects from other Premier League clubs. Sonny Perkins joined from West Ham, Sam Greenwood from Arsenal and Joe Gelhardt from Championship side Wigan.
Considering Leeds were interested in the summer, there’s a good chance they could make a move for the right back in January with Hammers potentially looking to cut their losses. Newcastle United are also understood to have shown an interest in the full-back during the summer window.
A right back is probably not the top priority for Jesse Marsch heading into the winter window, but nonetheless, Ashby would be a prospect for the future, who could feature in cup games in order to continue his development. With the news just emerging of Ashby’s contract situation, Leeds should be looking to enter talks with the youngster as soon as possible if they wish to continue their interest.
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