The left-back position is something of a mystery for Leeds this season. Gaetano Berardi, a natural right-back is the current first choice, and Vurnon Anita is back-up, and our natural left-back, on loan from Manchester United and our most talented can’t get a game. Today we have been linked with a move for Cardiff City’s promising young full-back Declan John.
The player, capped twice for the Welsh national team is currently having a productive season in Scotland for Glasgow Rangers. He isn’t in the plans with Neil Warnock at Cardiff City and the chances of him suiting the style of play for the Bluebirds is very slim. There are a host of clubs chasing the player and Leeds are one of the clubs according to reports, although to me this wouldn’t be a productive move given the potions we have there, and the fact we have a player on loan from Manchester United who is more than capable of playing in this role if needed. However, he is young and talented, but would Cardiff sell to Leeds?
The story is that Cardiff may well recall him just to cash in on the player, Warnock maybe looking at how he can raise funds in January to really push for promotion in the second half of the season, we all know he likes to wheel and deal in the transfer market. I don’t know too much about the player although I have seen him play a few times at Rangers this season and to be fair he does look decent, although the standard isn’t the Championship. we do know that players from up north can make the grade, but I can’t see this deal materialising any time soon, for a number of reasons.