According to reports from The Sun, Leeds United are interested in signing Dan Happe from Leyton Orient.
This comes just days after Pontus Jansson was linked with a move away from the club, but the Whites will still have to sign someone to replace the Swede if they land the Leyton Orient man.
Leeds face a lot of competition to sign the highly-rated youngster as Tottenham, Norwich and Leicester are all looking at him.
The late Justin Edinburgh was full of praise for the defender last season as he said: “Whenever he has stepped in this season he has been an absolute colossus and class act.
“Again he has stepped in with a new partner, so when he has come into the team he is not playing with someone who has played regularly, it is someone who hasn’t played as well and I think he is so mature beyond his years.“
Even though the praise he received from Edinburgh makes it seem like he is ready-made for a higher standard of football, it may not be that easy for Leeds.
Leyton Orient are reluctant to let their youngster go without a fight, and they have already rejected an offer from Spurs. The O’s want their young sensation back on loan for the season if he leaves this summer, as per The Sun.
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Therefore, if Leeds sell Jansson and sign Happe he wouldn’t be a suitable replacement as firstly he may not even be at the club for the 2019/20 campaign, and secondly he has never appeared above League Two level.
In a season where the Whites will be targeting promotion they can’t risk lining up as a weaker side than they were last term, so if they do end up selling Jansson they would likely need to buy another defender even if they agree a deal for the Orient man.