According to David Freezer (journalist) Leeds are keen and hopeful of winning the race to sign highly rated midfielder Jon Nolan from Shrewsbury. The League One club are still within touching distance of automatic promotion and will be in with a shout even if they do stay in the play-off positions come the end of the season.
Nolan is a talented player and spent most of his early career with Stockport County and then Lincoln City. Since then he played for Grimsby and Chesterfield before heading to Shrewsbury. The Shrews are no mugs either, the football they have produced in one of the toughest leagues to get out of, with the budget they have has been brilliant. Nolan is a key part of that and most Championship clubs are aware of the player according to journalist Freezer, but Leeds are confident they can win the race, with Nolan keen to make the move. Leeds currently have Mateusz Klich and Yosuke Ideguchi out on loan in this position but it seems unlikely that either will be in the plans next season, although Klich is more than talented enough to be in the current side.
Nolan would be the first player to come from a League One side if Leeds were to make the move although the fee probably wouldn’t reach one million due to Shrewsbury having such a small budget. Our recruitment of the lower leagues hasn’t been good enough and we’ve missed some serious talent because we think money is better spent abroad, Millwall and Sheffield United have shown this season that league One players are more than capable if they are the right ones. Out of the current squad Kemar Roofe (League Two) and Liam Cooper (League One) are the only players we have signed directly from lower leagues, maybe it’s time we turned our attention and got the players we keep missing out on.