Leeds United keen to secure loan deal for Huddersfield defender Scott Malone

According to ClubCall, Leeds United are keen to bring in Huddersfield left-back Scott Malone in January.

What’s the Story?

It looks like Scott Malone could be set for a swift return to the Championship, as rumours surfaced on Wednesday suggesting that Leeds want to bring the full-back in on loan this January.

The Yorkshire club are keen to capitalise on their impressive start to the season by enhancing their squad even further during the next window.

How good has Malone been this season?

Following a phenomenal season with Fulham, Malone, who is valued at £2.25million by Transfermarkt, was in high-demand in the summer and it was Premier League new boys Huddersfield who managed to land the 26-year-old.

However, the left-back has failed to establish himself in the Terriers team, with German Chris Lowe ahead of him in the pecking order.

Malone has made just two appearances from the bench for David Wagner’s side and will likely be itching for first-team football by the time January comes around

Would Malone be a good fit for Leeds?

With Cameron Borthwick-Jackson failing to impress during his loan spell at Elland Road, the club need another left-back to share the load with Gaetano Berardi. If they were to sign Malone, they would be getting a man with nearly five years of Championship experience on his C.V.

Furthermore, the 26-year-old is versatile in that he can play anywhere along the left-flank. He would offer genuine width, which would allow Leeds’ more creative players to affect the game from the middle of the park.