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Leeds United has been linked to a move by underdog Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori. Speaking to Football Insider, Alex McLeish has urged the club pursue this deal, claiming it would be a great move for both the club and the player.
In fact, Tomori has struggled to find his way into Frank Lampard’s first team this season. The arrival of the strong form of Thiago Silva and Kurt Zouma means there is no place for the 22-year-old in the starting lineup. He has made just three appearances so far this season, and only one in the Premier League (via Transfer market).
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As a rising talent, you can only spend time waiting at the bank. Moving aside like Leeds would help him secure regular minutes and potentially become an ever-present figure on the team.
Why Leeds should close a deal for Tomori
After Chelsea’s lavish spending spree over the summer, Roman Abramovich made it clear that the club must download some senior players to balance the books. With no permanent expenses yet this season, Lampard could look to fringe players like Tomori to download and get some money back.
Because of this, it is unlikely to cost much as Chelsea will be eager to get the ball rolling in terms of sales. Not only could they land him somewhere near his Market value of transfers of £ 15 million, but you have been tipped to great success.
Speaking to Football FanCast last year, Shaun Goater got lyrical about Tomori, labeling him a “great talent” before boldly stating that he could become a “£ 100 million player”.
With accolades like this already piling up on the defender, he just needs one chance to play enough and unleash his full potential. He definitely has a chance to do this in Leeds, but it could cost Diego Llorente’s playing time.
The summer pick has been injured in every but one game of his inaugural season at Leeds and patience could be wearing thin. Especially in the absence of Robin Koch, Bielsa needs his players to step up.
Tomori’s arrival could seriously hamper Llorente’s chances of establishing himself on Elland Road.
In other news, Carlton Palmer fears that Robin Koch’s injury will be a “massive blow” to Leeds …