Leeds United want to sign Barnsley talent Callum Styles in the upcoming summer, according to Football League World.
The online outlet claim that Southampton and Norwich City are also in the race to sign the 21-year-old, who has operated at left-wing back this season at Oakwell.
It is suggested that the clubs are circling around Barnsley in case they miss out on promotion to the Premier League from the Championship this season.
With Ezgjan Alioski reportedly close to sealing his exit from Elland Road at the end of this season, this could be the direct replacement.
The North Macedonian international has reportedly agreed a pre-contract with Turkish side Galatasaray; something that has caused outrage around Elland Road. [Football Insider]
Should another midfielder arrive, Stuart Dallas can consistently play left-back next season and open up the chance for a younger left-back as his so-called apprentice.
Marcelo Bielsa has shown he can show trust in younger players and develop them into real stars, that would surely be too good for Styles to turn down if the opportunity arises.
Styles has been in phenomenal form this season in the Championship in this surprising Barnsley side who are currently sat in the play-offs.
The 21-year-old even won the Young Player of the Month award in February and continues to stand out for the Tykes in their ground-breaking campaign.
The wing-back has started 34 games this season, with two extra substitute appearances; scoring four goals and adding two assists in the Championship.
There is a clear need for a new left-footed wing-back or defender next season, and Victor Orta appears to be shortlisting his players early.
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