I don’t think anyone will be worried that Reading are on the brink of signing Barnsley captain Andy Yiadom on a free transfer, certainly not at Leeds United anyway. The club chose not to offer a contract after deciding we were more that equipped in that area.
News broke this morning that Yiadom was on the brink of a move to Reading which has been confirmed by Phil Hay as he went on to clear up why he wouldn’t be joining Leeds. Although others are suggesting Leeds have gone against the wishes of head-coach Paul Heckingbottom that isn’t the case, in fact Leeds decided that there was plenty of cover in that area already and it doesn’t take brains to see that. Luke Ayling is fit again, Lewie Coyle has returned from loan and Gaetano Berardi is still a viable option.
In actual fact if you look deeper we have ample right-backs at the club. Vurnon Anita is still on the books and youngster Bryce Hosannah has just signed a two-year-deal with the club, a talented youngster who has a bright future. Everyone was left scratching their heads when they heard the news about Yiadom and although he seems like a decent player he would be looking at a 4th choice role and that makes no sense at all.