Leeds are facing a fierce scrap to secure promotion to the Premier League this season, with Sheffield United and Middlesbrough giving them a strong challenge – while other teams are not too far behind.
One of the major problems for Marcelo Bielsa’s side this season has been injuries and the Peacocks will look to add increased depth to their ranks in the January transfer window, where a fine bargain could be secured.
According to The Scottish Sun, Lewis Macleod has turned down a new contract with Brentford and could leave in the New Year in order to earn the Bees a fee for his services ahead of the expiration of his current deal at the end of the campaign – with Leeds one of the sides named as potential suitors.
The 24-year-old has been riddled with injury issues during his time with Brentford and that would certainly be a concern to Bielsa. However, when fit, the former Rangers man could certainly be an asset to the promotion push.
It is the sort of transfer that would perhaps not be ideal if Leeds had to pay a usual market price for the former Scotland U21 international but, with Brentford likely to have to accept a reduced fee for his services, it could be too good an opportunity to turn down.