Leeds in pursuit of ex-PL centre-mid whose future will be up in the air in summer - report
Cameron Brannagan’s future at Oxford United is up in the air amid interest from Championship giants Leeds United, according to Football Insider.
Brannagan, 23, has been in impressive form for the League One club this season, scoring seven goals and supplying four assists in 33 appearances across all competitions.
It is understood that Brannagan’s performances have led to Leeds becoming interested in signing him and a scout was sent to watch the former Liverpool midfielder in action as Oxford United won 3-0 against Accrington Stanley on Tuesday night.
Football Insider reports that Leeds are “closely monitoring” the ex-England Under-20 international as he could be on the move in the summer transfer window when he enters the final year of his contract at the Kassam Stadium.
Leeds could do with adding to their squad in the summer, whether they win promotion to the Premier League or not.
Marcelo Bielsa has stuck by his relatively small squad but there is a major lack of options in the centre of his midfield with Adam Forshaw out for the rest of the season and continual injury and suspension issues plaguing his other players in that position.
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If Leeds go up then is Brannagan good enough for the Premier League?
He made three top-flight appearances in his time at Liverpool but never really took off at Anfield despite being a promising youngster in their academy.
But if Leeds miss out on promotion and players move away from Elland Road, he could be a good option for a top-end Championship.
Let’s hope that is not the case but Brannagan could be a good player to have in the squad no matter what happens between now and the end of the season.
In other Leeds United news, this Middlesbrough player was linked with Leeds in January but could be exposed when the two sides meet on Wednesday night.