By Mark Smith

15th Jan, 2021 | 7:30pm

'That honours me' - Reported Leeds target reacts to Elland Road interest in January

Leeds United target Seny Dieng has admitted that he is honoured to be linked with a move to the Premier League this month.

The Sun reported at the start of January that the Whites have joined Crystal Palace and Arsenal in monitoring the Queens Park Rangers keeper.

Dieng spent last season at Doncaster Rovers but has cemented his spot in the Championship outfit during this campaign.

Speaking to BaZ Online, Dieng has confirmed that he has seen the interest in his services from clubs such as Leeds this month.

“That honours me,” he simply said.

Short but sweet, but players will know not to say too much on links with other clubs during busy periods such as the January window.

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Leeds have been linked with a number of different keepers, including West Brom’s Sam Johnstone, although either looks unlikely.

Bielsa has all-but-confirmed that another keeper will not be arriving at Elland Road.

Kiko Casilla faced mountains of backlash for his display against Crawley, and many have called for his exit since his racism charge last season.

El Loco came out with a massive defence of his keeper, claiming that the media are trying to “humiliate” him – admitting he deserves more respect.

We certainly don’t agree with Bielsa, for once, and believe that Casilla should have had his deal cancelled instantly last season, leaving space for someone such as Dieng.

Time will tell if anything will happen past this season, but for now? Dieng will have to remain honoured at Queens Park Rangers.

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