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Leeds United make approach to sign 11-goal midfielder, talks begin

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Leeds United are looking to secure a deal for Forest Green Rovers attacking midfielder Reece Brown who is out of contract this summer.

The 23-year-old has been one of the outstanding performers in League Two, weighing in with 11 goals and producing 15 assists as Mark Cooper’s side reached the play-offs.

However, they lost out to Tranmere in the week and Brown’s attention will now switch to sorting out his long-term future.

And, according to Football Insider, Leeds have made a move for the player and have began talks with the League Two outfit about reaching an agreement to avoid the deal going to a tribunal.

Given his age, Forest Green would be entitled to something but the report states that they would only be in line for ‘minimal compensation’.

Leeds had been unable to properly put in place transfer plans as they looked to win promotion back to the Premier League, but defeat to Derby last night means they will remain in the Championship for next season.

Brown does have experience at this level, having come through the ranks at Birmingham but he only made 20 appearances for the club until leaving in 2017.

The Verdict

This will probably be underwhelming news for Leeds fans the day after a play-off semi-final defeat but the reality is Brown is an exciting player.

Their lack of depth was highlighted against the Rams and it simply has to be addressed this summer.

Even though he’s not a big-name, Brown fits the style of play that Bielsa adopts and could prove to be a real bargain given his contract status.

Thoughts? Let us know in the comments below.

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