Heckingbottom turning to trusted talent makes sense at Leeds this summer

As reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post, Leeds United are interested in signing Barnsley defender Andy Yiadom this summer.

What’s the story?

With not much to play for before the end of the season, Leeds fans are already dreaming of the summer transfer window and the chance to refresh an under-performing squad under the guidance of new manager Paul Heckingbottom.

One player that the club are considering making a move for is versatile Barnsley full-back Andy Yiadom.

That’s according to the Yorkshire Evening Post, who say his former manager is keen on bringing him to Elland Road on a free transfer, with his contract set to expire.

Currently rated at £2.7m by Transfermarkt, getting him on a free would be something of a bargain, but can he help improve the shaky Leeds defence of this season?

The right kind of signing?

If Leeds are to fully invest and buy into the Paul Heckingbottom reign, they need to let him bring his own players into the club and in Andy Yiadom, the Leeds boss would find a trusted talent, with the two working together extensively at Barnsley.

Barsnley may be mired in a relegation battle right now but Yiadom has been one of their better players this term, showing the versatility to be able to play at left or right back.

On a free transfer, his signing would be relatively risk free and he could become an important part of Heckingbottom’s project.

Article title: Heckingbottom turning to trusted talent makes sense at Leeds this summer

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