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‘Will have to fork out considerable fees’ – Leeds United considering move for Middlesbrough star: verdict

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Leeds United have been credited with an interest in Middlesbrough full-back Isaiah Jones, according to a report from TEAMtalk.

The report says the Whites are one of six Premier League clubs that have expressed an interest in the 22-year-old, with Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Crystal Palace, Leeds United, West Ham United and Wolves joining. pursuit.

Jones has scored one goal and nine assists in 29 league appearances this season, proving to be a real attacking threat in the final third, while showing the requisite defensive ability.

Three of our writers here at FLW have shared their thoughts on Leeds’ interest in the young winger…

Alfie burns

As the weeks go by, it looks more and more like Leeds are going to have to look at their right-back options this summer.

They have loaned Cody Drameh to Cardiff City, but his future at Leeds seems to hinge on whether or not Marcelo Bielsa comes.

Even then, an additional bottom-right option is likely still needed as they look to enter a new era where they don’t rely on Luke Ayling.

Someone like Jones would also be a great addition.

Boro’s flyer is so creative from right-back, superbly using his pace to constantly cause trouble.

He would be great in a Leeds team that always tries to play on the front foot.

Jones will be a Premier League player in the future, whether it’s with Middlesbrough or someone else.

That means Leeds’ chances of signing him could dwindle if the next few weeks continue to spiral out of their control.

Georges Dagless

I think he could be a great signing for Leeds United if they get him.

Jones continues to impress this season and he will naturally come to a point where, if he can’t achieve Premier League football at the end of this season, he might think about moving to a team that should be in the top flight. for the next year.

Having said that, I don’t think another season in the Championship would really be bad for him as he continues to improve and learn, but it’s clear he has great talent.

Leeds seem like a club that would be a logical next step for him too, and working under a manager like Marcelo Bielsa will only help you as a player.

adam jones

Leeds are also reportedly watching Djed Spence, so having a backup or a new first-choice option to Jones on their transfer target list can only be good for the Whites.

Not only would his speed be a real asset to the Premier League side to give them a different option – but also his versatility with the 22-year-old capable of playing both on the wing, as a full-back and as a more attacking winger. -back, playing both sides.

If Bielsa stays at Elland Road beyond the summer and signs Jones, it might be a better idea to stick him on the wing at first to allow him to adjust to the demands of the Premier League before to see him play at the back.

He has shown at Old Trafford he can cope with these demands defensively – but he has Anfernee Dijksteel behind him and it could take him some time to get used to life away from his Boro team-mate if he was moving.

They will, however, have to shell out considerable fees, so it is time for them to provide the necessary money or leave the negotiating table.