According to the Northern Echo, Daniel Ayala will likely face a pay-cut at Middlesbrough if he stays at the Riverside club for next season.
This could be of interest to the Whites, too, with the report underlining the interest that Leeds have had in the defender in the recent past.
Going into the Premier League, providing that’s what the Whites actually get the chance to do once the season resumes, will come with an array of issues that will need sorting out.
One, indeed, will be around adding players and, as well as that, the future of Ben White who is only on loan.
Would you sign him?
It doesn’t take much stretching of the imagination to suggest White might not be at the club come the start of the new campaign and, therefore, a new defender in the heart of the back four will be needed.
Interestingly, then, Ayala faces a pay-cut at Boro with finances tightening on Teesside if he stays and, naturally, that is a negative thing for anyone to face in their job.
Could, then, it be enough for Leeds to jump in and try and make him an offer that he’ll jump at?
Obviously, it remains to be seen if the club retains an interest in him but he has seemingly been on the club’s radar before and the stars could well be aligning for a fresh move to be made.
Things would still have to fall into place, but it doesn’t take much creative thinking to see that this one could have potential.