Vital Leeds pondered if Leeds should make a move for Carl Jenkinson to bolster their options at right-back this summer, but the Whites may have an opportunity to sign Danny Simpson too.
According to the Daily Mail, Simpson will leave Leicester City when his contract expires in July after falling down the pecking order at the King Power Stadium. He’s made only five Premier League appearances this season.
The 32-year-old has made 132 appearances in all competitions for Leicester since joining the club from Queens Park Rangers in 2014. He won the Premier League title in 2015/16 and was a regular at right-back until 2018/19.
Ricardo Pereira joined Leicester last summer and has been first-choice under Claude Puel and Brendan Rodgers. And with Simpson’s contract expiring in July, Leicester have decided that now is the time to let him go.
Leeds could capitalise if they’re willing to match his £2.3m-a-year/£45k-per-week contract. United won’t have to pay a transfer fee to sign Simpson which means they won’t break the bank to sign a Premier League defender for a year or two.
If Leeds fail in their pursuit of promotion, however, it’s unknown if Simpson would consider a switch to the Elland Road. The outcome of the Championship playoffs could decide which transfer targets come to Leeds.
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