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Leeds eye “surprise” move for Aaron Wan-Bissaka

Leeds United are reportedly plotting a ‘surprise’ move for a star from a Premier League rival…

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Reports from 90min this month have suggested that the Whites are one of the clubs interested in signing Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Manchester United.

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Now, Pete O’Rourke has given his verdict on those rumours, claiming it could well be somewhat of a shock to see him make the move to Elland Road.

He told Football FanCast: “Yeah I think it is a bit of a surprise one, they’ve obviously got Rasmus Kristensen who they brought in in the summer and I think he’s done really well since his arrival at the club.

“He’s been keeping Luke Ayling out of the team as well and in Ayling, they’ve got good cover for Kristensen and if anything did happen to him.”

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Although he has proven himself a dependable defender for the division, this does seem to be a position where Jesse Marsch is arguably least in need.

As the transfer insider stated, they boast full cover and a solid starter in the Denmark international.

Although, when the former Crystal Palace man was at the peak of his powers, he was arguably unrivalled defensively in world football.

Roy Hodgson had claimed that he was: “absolutely excellent, both offensively and defensively”, hoping that he “would go from strength to strength”.

Although his time at Manchester United has seen his career falter, during the 2020/21 season he would show glimpses of the sparkling career promised to him.

Boasting a 7.14 average rating, he would score twice and assist four more alongside 1.8 interceptions, 2.6 tackles and 1.8 clearances per game – via Sofascore.

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The £90k-per-week dynamo has once again offered a lifeline to his career in the Red Devils’ EFL Cup win over Burnley, where he produced a brilliant assist as he stretched to volley across goal for Christian Eriksen to tap in the opener.

Even late last season saw ex-footballer David Cotterill label him a “beast” due to his displays.

Of late, he has suggested that he might recapture the form that saw prompted his £50m price tag.

However, the question will remain as to whether he is needed at Elland Road given their slew of reinforcements in that role.

For that reason alone, it would be a surprise for all associated with Leeds, particularly when you consider the rivalry between the two sides involved. That didn’t seem to matter to Rio Ferdinand or Dan James, however.