Championship side Leeds United are set to build on their interest in Coventry City starlet Sam McCallum, according to the Football Insider website.

The Whites are looking to put together a squad that will get over the line when it comes to achieving promotion back to the Premier League this term, and it would appear they have identified the League One youngster as someone who can help them with that quest.

The left hand side of the Leeds defence has been a constant issue under the tenure of Marcelo Bielsa, with the Argentine legend often having to play the likes of Stuart Dallas and Ezgjan Alioski out of position there, whenever Barry Douglas has been injured.

It now appears as though the Whites are going to sign a permanent back up option to the former Wolves defender in January, with McCallum identified as the man who could fill the void.

The left-back, who broke into the Coventry City first-team towards the end of last season, is also capable of playing on the right side of the defence, so his versatility is something that will further attract him to the Elland Road outfit.

The 19-year-old has featured seven times for the Sky Blues this season, and with the third tier not stopping for the international weekend, Leeds are likely to send their scouts to watch him take on Tranmere Rovers at St Andrew’s on Sunday afternoon.

Anyone the Whites do use to watch the left-back is not likely to be alone. That is because the defender is in high demand from a host of Premier League and Championship outfits.

The likes of Aston Villa, West Bromwich Albion, Nottingham Forest and Huddersfield Town are all interested in the Coventry ace, so if Leeds are going to get their man they are going to need to act swiftly and decisively when January comes along.


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