By Joe Ellis

13th Jun, 2022 | 3:10pm

Leeds United want to sign Paris Saint-Germain right-back Colin Dagba

Leeds United are one of five clubs that are interested in signing Paris Saint-Germain defender Colin Dagba, according to Foot Mercato.

The 23-year-old has won three Ligue 1 titles with PSG but only featured three times during the 2021/22 campaign and he looks to be heading for an exit from the Parc Des Princes.

He now wants more playing time and the Whites are in the hunt to give him that if he isn’t promoted to a senior role with the Parisians for the upcoming 2022/23 season.

Strasbourg are hoping to keep the French Under-21 international in Ligue 1 but Leeds want to bring him to the Premier League while Mainz, Eintracht Frankfurt and Villareal are all in the same race.

His contract with PSG runs until June 2024 but they could be willing to sell him this window to fund other deals despite refusing to let him leave on loan in the January transfer window.

Another right-back?

Dagba is as natural a right-back as you will ever see in modern-day football but Jesse Marsch surely already knows that he’s gone and bought one this window.

Rasmus Kristensen arrived at Elland Road on 8 June [Leeds United club website] from RB Salzburg to cure any potential problems in the right-back area.

Marsch already had Luke Ayling and the young Cody Drameh to choose from but he wanted to add another senior name to that list and fair enough.

But why is he still supposedly chasing other players in this same position?

It’s not like in central midfield where there are multiple in the team at any one time, there is only ever one right-back unless we are going to see a revolutionary, very right-wing heavy tactic from the American next season.

We need to sort ourselves out and begin to make sensible transfer decisions and quick because we don’t have time to waste on players that we don’t need.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites face a tough battle with FC Barcelona in the race to sign one of Bayern Munich’s unwanted players.