Transfer Focus: O’Dowda would be a better option for Leeds than Harrison

According to The Mirror’s live transfer blog (May 20, 11:25pm), Leeds are set to reignite their interest in Bristol City winger Callum O’Dowda.

The Whites were interested in the winger back in January, but a deal never came to fruition. However, that all could be set to change this summer.

Leaving Bristol

There have been several reports that the Irishman is set to leave Ashton Gate this summer.

Speculation has grown that the 24-year-old has been frozen out of the Robins squad due to his refusal to sign a new contract.

The wingers deal is up at the end of next season, so this summer may be Lee Johnson’s last chance to cash in on him, and Elland Road looks his most likely destination.

Better than Harrison

There is certainly a gap to be plugged on Leeds’ left-wing when Jack Harrison returns to Manchester City once his loan spell is over.

There is an argument to be made that O’Dowda is in fact an upgrade on the City loanee, and he is available at a much lower price.

The 22-year-old has been valued at £20 million according to reports in The Sun, whereas The Mirror state that Bristol’s number 11 is valued at half that.

O’Dowda has scored just as many as Harrison and assisted more goals, despite playing over 800 minutes less than him in the league this season.

The former NYCFC man has been one of the weak links of Marcelo Bielsa’s squad, and it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that the Argentine is now looking elsewhere for a player to play on the left flank.

The Ireland international would fit right in at the Yorkshire club, and if Leeds have to choose between bringing him in or signing Harrison, then it is a no brainer.

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