By Craig Scott

14th Aug, 2022 | 8:10am

Burnley could be ready to sanction Charlie Taylor exit amid potential Leeds United return development

Leeds United will be on red alert if Burnley make left-back Charlie Taylor available for a move this summer, according to Sun journalist Alan Nixon.

Writing on his Patreon account on Sunday (14 August), the Sun journalist reported that Burnley boss Vincent Kompany is willing to clear out some of the more experienced players from his squad this summer.

It is understood that the Clarets will let Matt Lowton and Kevin Long leave while ex-Leeds left-back Taylor, 28, “may even be available before the window shuts”.

Nixon says that if Taylor does become available, “that will alert Premier League admirers like Leeds United” as the Whites looking into a potential Elland Road return for the York-born ace.

No thanks

Victor Orta must have a shorter memory than Leeds fans if he really wants Taylor back at Elland Road.

Taylor quit Leeds in acrimonious circumstances back in 2017.

Despite being an academy product of the club, a boyhood fan of the club and a mainstay of the club’s starting line-up, Taylor opted to run down his contract at Elland Road and then refused to play in the final match of the 2016/17 season.

Garry Monk, who was Leeds manager at the time, fined the left-back two weeks’ wages and slammed his advisors [Daily Mail].

But we don’t forgive and forget easily – we’re Leeds fans, after all.

It’s not very often when a player refuses to play for his team but Taylor did that to the club who he was supposed to pour his body and soul into playing for.

He’s no Leeds fan in our eyes and Burnley can keep the relegated left-back for all we’re concerned.

Leeds do need a left-back this summer.

But we’d rather see Junior Firpo play with one leg each week than have this guy back at Elland Road.

In other Leeds United news, Micah Richards lost his mind over what he saw happen in Leeds’ draw at Southampton.