Leeds star won’t be sold despite Prem interest

According to reports in the Yorkshire Post, Leeds United boss Garry Monk says defender Charlie Taylor won’t be sold in January, despite interest from Champions League outfit Leicester City.

What’s the word, then?

Well, the Premier League champions are reported to have sent a scout to watch the left-back in action in Leeds’ EFL Cup clash against Norwich City on Tuesday night, but the 23-year-old wasn’t used.

Monk has come out and said that the club’s viewpoint will be the same as in the summer, when West Bromwich Albion were linked with a £4m move for Taylor.

Monk said: “He’s a very important player for us and he’ll be key to our success going forward. Our stance is exactly the same – he’s a Leeds United player, we’re looking forward to working with him and he’s one, like a number of others, who’s the future of this club.”

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Should Leeds fans be worried that he could still be sold?

Possibly. Taylor’s deal runs out next summer and supporters are well aware that players such as Sam Byram and Lewis Cook have already departed for the Premier League, which suggests that every player in the squad has their price.

Of course, if the player fails to sign a new contract then he will also be available for free at the end of the season.