By Ian Waterhouse
West Bromwich Albion are the latest club in a long line of Premier League teams plotting to pluck 23-year-old defender/winger Charlie Taylor from Leeds as he enters his final year of his contract.
The popular Leeds youth academy product (who was voted Fans player of the season last season) has made it clear he would like a move to the Premier League and has declined to sign a contract extension with the Whites as his current deal is due to expire in the summer.
Liverpool and Stoke City had been linked with the former England Under 19 international but now it seems West Brom have rekindled their interest and tabled a £4 Million offer in a bid to secure Taylor’s services.
Leeds owner Massimo Cellino refused to sell Taylor in the summer but appears to be powerless to stop a move happening as his contract winds down.
In Other News
Whites manager Garry Monk has tipped tonight’s EFL Cup opponents Norwich City to win the Championship this season.
Speaking to BBC Radio Yorkshire ahead of tonight’s clash Monk had this to say about the Norfolk Club; “For me, Norwich is my favourites to win the league, I know Newcastle are up there as well, but for me Norwich have kept a lot of their squad which were with them in the Premier League and they have added some good players in the summer.”
The last time the two sides met was in April 2015 when Norwich ran out 2-0 victors on their way to promotion to the Premier League.
(Cute couple? Neil and Monk heap praise on each other)
Keeping with the Norwich theme, Canaries boss Alex Neil has praised Leeds manager Garry Monk for improving the Whites since taking charge in the summer.
Neil was quoted saying; “Garry will certainly bring out the best in them. He showed how good a coach he is at Swansea, and he’s certainly making them better as their results have proven.”
With both coaches heaping praise on each other’s sides it looks like tonight will be less of a football match and more of a love in between the dugouts.