Leeds United supervisor Marcelo Bielsa is eyeing a transfer for Fulham midfielder Harrison Reed on this summer season switch window.
What’s the story?
Regardless of Euro 2020 starting tonight, Leeds look as if they’ve their switch priorities all sorted, with a brand new central midfielder on the agenda for this summer season.
Experiences in current days and weeks have linked them with a transfer for Cagliari dynamo Nahitan Nandez, and now the Every day Mail have thrown a brand new identify into the equation.
Would you are taking Harrison Reed at Elland Street?
They declare that the Whites tracked Fulham’s Reed final season with a view to a summer season swoop, and with the Cottagers’ relegation from the Premier League, Leeds see the midfielder as an ‘wonderful addition’.
Bielsa will love him
An everyday presence for Scott Parker’s aspect final season, the £9m-rated Reed made 31 appearances within the Premier League, typically beginning on the base of midfield alongside Andre Zambo Anguissa. The tough-tackling 26-year-old was a shining gentle for the Cottagers regardless of their relegation, offering an excellent defend to the again 4.
As per Sofascore, Reed received 4 duels per recreation within the top-flight, in addition to making a formidable two tackles and 1.6 interceptions per match whereas additionally profitable again possession 0.6 instances.
To place that into context, Chelsea star and up to date Champions League winner N’Golo Kante averaged 3.7 duels received and made 2.6 tackles and two interceptions per recreation. He additionally received again possession simply as typically as Reed at 0.6 instances per match.
It’s no shock that the 26-year-old’s former boss Tony Mowbray has waxed lyrical in regards to the form of engine Reed possesses, and in addition the form of angle he has – all shades of Chelsea’s midfield dynamo.
The Blackburn supervisor stated: “Immense! He’s been improbable taking part in in a large place, working like a trojan, working ahead, blockading the extensive play, serving to his full-back, in to out, in to out, and but taking part in centre-mid at present, it exhibits you the place his true place actually is on the pitch.
“He’s a improbable participant, however past his taking part in skill, his character suits in amazingly effectively with our group.”
Reed himself has modestly stated: “I would like to enhance on influencing the sport greater up. The work, the tackles, the interceptions, they offer the staff a basis to go on and be aggressive however I additionally need to have that aspect the place I affect the sport greater up the pitch with assists, creating probabilities and targets.”
That relentless power, laborious work and tigerish angle makes him an ideal match as somebody to fit into the engine room at Elland Street given Bielsa’s intense calls for, and precisely why the Leeds supervisor should be buzzing at seeing his membership goal Reed this summer season.
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