By Craig Scott

5th Aug, 2020 | 6:33am

Leeds want to sign defender who went viral at last World Cup, he'd be keen on switch - report

Leeds United and Rangers are both interested in signing KAA Gent left-back Milan Mohammadi, according to Het Nieuwsblad.

Gent signed Mohammadi, 26, on a free transfer last summer when he left Russian club Terek Grozny and he’s since made 24 appearances in all competitions for them, qualifying for the Champions League as Jupiler Pro League runners-up in the process.

However it seems that Mohammadi’s stay in Belgium could be shortlived amid interest from Leeds and Rangers.

Het Nieuwsblad reports that the Iran international, who went viral at the 2018 World Cup for a failed attempt at an acrobatic throw-in, could be valued at £6.3million by Gent.

The Belgian newspaper adds that Mohammadi would be interested in heading to either Elland Road or Ibrox this summer.

As it stands, Leeds have Stuart Dallas, Ezgjan Alioski, Barry Douglas and Leif Davis who can all play in that position while Jack Harrison has been known to operate the left-flank entirely on his own at times.

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Although Douglas is the only out-and-out left-back who has plenty of first-team experience, we really do not see the need for an addition to that area of the squad unless it would provide a serious upgrade.

Mohammadi may well have experience of playing at the World Cup and in the Europa League but that doesn’t mean he’d be an upgrade on the left-back options Bielsa already has at his disposal – especially for over £6million.

We’re not convinced by Mohammadi and can’t see this one happening.

In other Leeds United news, have Leeds benefitted from a sell-on clause in Kemar Roofe’s switch to Rangers?