Transfer in Numbers: Leeds should pursue 21 year-old FA Cup star

There were plenty of storylines from Spurs’ FA Cup clash with Rochdale on Wednesday night. Talk of the weather dominated the build-up, VAR stole the show and Fernando Llorente grabbed his first hat trick in English football. What we should be talking about though is 21 year-old Andy Cannon.

The Rochdale midfielder didn’t look out of place battling the Spurs midfield, and Leeds United could do worse than to take a punt on the young Englishman. After a good start to the season, a poor run of form since Christmas has left United somewhat stranded in mid table, six points adrift of the playoff places.

Another season in the Championship looks to be on the cards, so it could do no harm to bring some youth to the club. Cannon, valued at £90,000 on Transfermarkt, impressed in both legs of the tie with Spurs and could become a fan favourite at Leeds. The youngster worked his socks off at Wembley on Wednesday, adding an assist to the one he picked up in the first leg.

Over the two fixtures with the Premier League giants, Cannon created five chances, completed five dribbles and added 11 tackles. This sort of box-to-box influence could work wonders at Leeds, and his tireless work ethic would quickly endear him to the fans at Elland Road.

Another thing Cannon offers is versatility, which could prove vital in the long Championship season. The 21 year-old has played at right back, right midfield and in a midfield three this season, and his influence on matches has even impressed rival fans in League One.

With Rochdale likely to get relegated, Cannon may be available for a cut price in the summer. Leeds fans, would he be worth a punt? Let us know by voting below…