Every year there are stacks of players who find themselves out of contract at their club for one reason or another. At Leeds United this year we will have Ross Turnbull, a goalkeeper who’s has barely played for the club and Charlie Taylor, the left-back who will be in high demand but is refusing to sign a deal both leaving.
Here are three players who haven’t yet committed to new deals with their clubs and could add something different to Leeds.
Gaetan Bong – Brighton
The Cameroon left back has been a key player at times as the South Coasters have made their way up the table in the Championship over the past two years. He has previously played for Wigan and as his current side celebrate promotion and probably being Champions as well he may well have to settle for another Championship club. A very athletic and powerful player he could be ideal as Leeds look to replace the outgoing Charlie Taylor, that is unless the full back signs a new deal which seems almost impossible at this stage.
Jota – Brentford
One of the best wingers in the division and a player who may well look to make the move back to his native Spain where he has previously been on loan. If Jota had been in his current form all season then Brentford would probably be in the play-off positions currently. Quick and very skilful it wouldn’t even surprise me to see a lower league Premier League club come in for the Spaniard. Can win games on his own and has proved that in the last couple of months, putting in performance and performance. Maybe he could do it at Craven Cottage on Saturday and give us a glimmer of hope on final day. Maybe…
Dale Stephens – Brighton
One of the best central midfielders in the division and a player who may well go to the Premier League without Brighton even though they are heading up. Always worth a discussion though and with Leeds being a club who have made some serious progress this season and having a talented young manager perhaps he could be convinced to stay in this league. Had previously been linked with Norwich and Burnley but Brighton didn’t want him to leave. A long shot yes but impossible no. Exactly the sort of player that Leeds United need in our pursuit of the next step.