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Leeds United cast eye over Championship defender, no approach made

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Leeds United have taken a look at John Egan, but are yet to make an approach for the Brentford centre-back.

A report from the Yorkshire Evening Post has been looking at Leeds’ quest to sign a centre-back this summer, confirming that the Whites are yet to make progress in their pursuit of Kyle Bartley.

Bartley was Leeds’ top target, but the Whites have also cast an eye over Egan, but are yet to make an approach for the Brentford man.

Egan has been at Griffin Park since the summer of 2016 and has made 67 appearances for the Bees in the Sky Bet Championship, including a further four in cup competitions.

The 25-year-old made 33 Championship appearances and scored two goals last season, helping Dean Smith’s side to ninth in the table and play-off contention.

Having come through Sunderland’s youth system, Egan has spent time with Crystal Palace, Sheffield United, Bradford City and Southend United, before making a name for himself at Gillingham between 2014 and 2016.

That two-year spell saw the defender make 92 appearances and score 11 goals for Gillingham, with Brentford swooping to sign the free agent in 2016.

The Verdict  

With a deal for Bartley not progressing, Leeds are right to consider their other options.

Although no approach has been made for Egan, he is clearly a player that Leeds would consider a move for.

The 25-year-old is a good age, who has shown in recent years that he is more than good enough at Championship level.

Bartley still feels like the best option for Leeds, but Egan would be a good alternative.

Leeds fans… Let us know your thoughts!

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