Sturm Graz midfielder James Jeggo is a wanted man, with Leeds United among those keen to bring him to England, reports The Daily Mail.

The Australian is reportedly also being monitored by Championship clubs Hull City and Middlesbrough.

Jeggo will be able to speak to clubs in January because his contract runs out at the end of the season and he has turned down Graz’s extension offer.

The 25-year-old is therefore free to discuss a pre-contract agreement with a view to moving in the summer.

However, Austrian Bundesliga leaders Graz may be open to selling him in January and with a number of clubs interested, they may be keen to engineer a deal.

Leeds are reportedly looking to add midfielders to their squad this winter, and the midfielder would not have a problem gaining a work permit – unlike Japan international Yosuke Ideguchi, who was linked with the club earlier in the year.

Jeggo, who was born in Austria before moving to Australia as a youngster, began his professional career with Melbourne Victory and then moved to Adelaide United.

He transferred to Graz in 2016 and has made 44 appearances in all competitions for the Austrian side.

As a central midfielder who can play in either a defensive or attacking role, he could be a useful addition to Thomas Christiansen’s squad.

During his time in Australia, he earned a reputation as a dynamic player and he came close to international honours last autumn when he was called up – but not selected – for World Cup qualifiers against Saudi Arabia and Japan.

Already this season, Leeds have brought in midfielders Ezgjan Aloiski, Vurnon Anita, Ouasim Bouy, Madger Gomes and Mateusz Klich.

However, of those players, only Aloiski and Anita have made more than a handful of appearances, and it looks as if the Whites are still looking to strengthen in this key area of the field.


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