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23-year old will snub the opportunity to return to Leeds United for pre-season

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According to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Charlie Taylor is not expected to re-join the rest of the Leeds United squad at Thorp Arch later this week for the start of pre-season, despite not yet finding himself a new club.

Taylor has been offered a two-year contract extension by Leeds, but has made it clear he wishes to leave Elland Road as a free agent this summer, having refused to play for the Whites on the final day of the 2016/17 Sky Bet Championship season.

Leeds’ players are set to return to training later this week for pre-season, but Taylor is not expected to be present, as he searches for a move to the Premier League.

It looked like the 23-year old was close to securing a move to West Bromwich Albion, but reports towards the end of last week indicated that Tony Pulis was shelving plans to sign Taylor, with a view of strengthening other areas of his squad first.

Despite Taylor looking set to snub Leeds’ contract offer and a return for pre-season, the rest of the Whites’ squad will be returning, where they will meet head-coach, Thomas Christiansen, for the first time, following his appointment as Garry Monk’s successor.

Leeds fans… Are you disappointed by Taylor’s situation? Where do you think he will end up playing his football next season? Let us know your thoughts!


Alfie is a journalist based in Yorkshire with years of experience covering the EFL. A current focus on Huddersfield Town and their fortunes back in the Championship, but out and about at as many games as possible. Covered Leeds United during their promotion-winning season in 2019/20.

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