Championship side Leeds United are set to battle with Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield Town for the signature of Granada defender Sverrir Ingason, according to The Sun.
The 23-year-old centre-back only moved to the Spanish side back in January of this year after impressing in his homeland, yet his 17 La Liga appearances in the second half of the campaign were unable to inspire the side to safety.
Tony Adams’ men finished the season with just 20 points from their 38 games to end up 15 points adrift of safety, with the club at no stage during the season outside of the bottom three.
Nonetheless, Ingason’s exploits for both club and country, he was a part of the Iceland side that reached the quarter-finals of Euro 2016, has attracted interest from England, with both Thomas Christiansen’s Leeds and David Wagner’s Huddersfield reportedly considering a summer move.
The latter will be playing Premier League football next season after clinching promotion via the play-offs, and as a result will need to bolster several areas of their squad to be competitive in the top tier, while Christiansen will be looking at how he can improve Leeds ahead of their Championship campaign.
And although they were one of the lowest conceders in the division, there is always room for improvement, and with Ingason reportedly available for just £2 million due to a release clause in his contract, they clearly see him as an option in their bid to reinforce their defensive ranks.
However, the lure of top-flight football at Huddersfield may thwart Leeds’ pursuits, but where the 23-year-old does indeed end up plying his trade come August very much remains to be seen.
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