Leeds have been linked with making a move for Oxford United’s left winger Marvin Johnson as the transfer window begins to run down. He is very highly rated by Oxford but could fit the bill at Leeds, the 26-year-old can also play left back or wing back.
Johnson made a name for himself north of the border at Motherwell where he played two seasons and got a club record move to Oxford United, replacing Kemar Roofe who had just left for a club record fee of £3 million to Leeds. Johnson quickly adapted to life in League One and had an impressive season. The links come as Hull look to sign the player but Leeds could beat them to the deal if reports are to be believed. Leeds have been left short at left-back with Gaetano Berardi dislocating his shoulder and Charlie Taylor departing to Burnley. Cameron Borthwick-Jackson is set to make his debut for the club tonight at left-back after signing on loan from Manchester United on Monday.
Leeds have already signed tow wingers this summer, the permanent deal of French winger Hadi Sacko from Sporting Lisbon and the deal that saw Lugano’s star man Ezgjan Alioski arrive for a fee in the region of £3.3 million. What has become obvious is that Alioski and Roofe both prefer playing from the right, the same as Dallas and Sacko although only Sacko seems to look out of sorts on the left, the other three more than able to play in that role. Johnson may be a natural left-sided player who can play in more than one position down that side, something that is very handy.