By Craig Scott

21st Jun, 2021 | 7:10am

Graham Smyth: Leeds United unlikely to sign Fulham ace Harrison Reed

Graham Smyth claims Leeds United are unlikely to sign midfielder Harrison Reed from Fulham this summer.

The Daily Mail reported earlier this month that Leeds are set to make a swoop to sign the 26-year-old after Fulham’s relegation to the Championship.

However, Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Smyth doesn’t see a deal for Reed materialising.

Writing on the YEP website, Smyth said: “There are options for the central midfield slot, including a permanent transfer and a loan deal, but Fulham’s Harrison Reed, one of the most recent names to be linked with an Elland Road move, is not on the list of likely targets.”

That’s a shame

We need to add to our midfield options this summer and Reed is someone who could have been a great back-up option.

He can play as a defensive midfielder or in a more central role, so he would have been perfect to come in whenever Kalvin Phillips is injured or unavailable.

We usually get at least four or five matches each season where Phillips isn’t able to play and we do struggle without the England international.

Reed would surely help us with that but clearly, Leeds must feel as though there are either better options out there or more achievable ones than the former Southampton player.

Speaking to MOT Leeds News, ex-Leeds goalkeeper Paul Robinson has recently said that Reed “could be a really good fit” for Marcelo Bielsa’s side.

But there must be plenty of other similar players on Victor Orta’s list and we trust the Spanish transfer chief to make the right call for Leeds.

In other Leeds United news, a Leeds news website has completely messed up a story about supposed advanced talks to sign a £40million player.