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Leeds United in pursuit of Middlesbrough defender Paddy McNair

Leeds United are among several clubs plotting a move for Middlesbrough defender Paddy McNair this summer, according to TeamTalk

The 28-year-old has just a year left on his current contract at the Riverside stadium and Boro have resorted not to lose the player for free next summer.

Michael Carrick’s side have already acquired the signature of Dutch center-back, Rav van den Berg from PEC Zwolle. Hence, they’ll be open to offers for McNair who is attracting growing interest from several English clubs.

Leeds are set to be up and running in the transfer market after several departures. Central defender, Robin Koch has joined Eintracht Frankfurt while Danish defender, Rasmus Kristensen has joined AS Roma leaving the Whites short of options in defense.

Newly promoted Luton Town, EFL championship winners, Burnley, as well as Sheffield United, Fulham, Bournemouth, and Leicester City are also believed to be keeping tabs on the former Manchester United player.

Leeds are hoping to bring the Northern Ireland international to Elland Road to help stable the defense with his experience.

Daniel Farke will be eager to bolster his defence, after inheriting the squad that conceded the most Premier League goals last season.

The 28-year-old possesses remarkable versatility which will be a great asset to Farke’s side as he can play in midfield and different roles across the backline.

Having previously done business with Boro through the acquisition of Adam Forshaw and Patrick Bamford, the Whites would hope bringing McNair to Elland Road will be a smooth transition.

Abasifreke Akpan
Abasifreke Akpan
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