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Report: Leeds eye up move for ‘outstanding’ £16m-rated England international

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Leeds United are reportedly interested in signing Arsenal midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles, with the Englishman’s future up in the air.



Ainsley Maitland-Niles throwing a ball: Ainsley Maitland-Niles applauds the Arsenal fans


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Ainsley Maitland-Niles applauds the Arsenal fans

There could be some new additions at Elland Road in the summer transfer window as Marcelo Bielsa looks to strengthen his squad.

Someone who may be available is £16m-rated Maitland-Niles, who is currently on loan at West Brom at Arsenal, making nine Premier League starts this season.

Leeds eye up Maitland-Niles move

According to The Mirror‘s John Cross, Leeds have been ‘watching developments’ with regards to the 23-year-old’s future.

Crystal Palace, Wolves and Monaco are also believed to be interested in signing the versatile five-cap England international, who has been described as ‘outstanding’ in the past by former England defender Stuart Pearce.

Transfer Tavern take

Maitland-Niles is a footballer with undoubted pedigree, as highlighted by his England caps and 121 appearances for the Gunners, making him a potential shrewd addition for Leeds.

His versatility could also appeal to Bielsa, as is the case with someone like Stuart Dallas, with the youngster capable of thriving in midfield or in either full-back position.

At 23, he should also improve as the years pass, acting as a further positive for Leeds snapping him up if they can see off the competition for his signature.

In other news, there has been a key update regarding Leeds’ interest in a Premier League attacker. Read more here.

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