'Strong chance' Leeds United will land midfield target this summer

Leyton Orient

Leeds United are said to have a good chance in landing Leyton Orient midfielder Romain Vincelot this summer.

As Tweeted by Sky Sports writer James Marshment, Leeds United have a strong chance in landing Leyton Orient midfielder Romain Vincelot this summer.

Vincelot, who also played for Brighton and Hove Albion, had been linked to Leeds United via Sky Sports earlier in the day along with Charlton, Blackpool and Brentford, but the tweet from the Sky Sports writer indicated that Leeds United could be ahead in the race.

A chance to move to Leeds could give the midfielder the chance to follow in the foot steps of hero Eric Cantona and a chance to play on the same hallowed turf although he's extremely popular at Orient where he's under contract for another two years.

Speaking on his move to England in 2013, the Frenchman said: 'I had to go to England. It was my dream since I was a kid watching Eric Cantona for Leeds and Manchester United.'

'I was nearly 24 and knew it was then I had to go, so I said to my agent in France: ''Don't even look for something because I want to go England.'' He could not help me so I just took my bag and got a friend to help me that's it.' 

It was a gamble that paid off as the midfielder went on to sign for Dagenham & Redbridge in 2010, going on to win their Player of the Year award and promotion to League One

He then signed for Brighton and Hove Albion in 2011, but failed to make as big of an impact and eventually found himself loaned out to League Two Gillingham and eventually went on to sign a three-year permanent deal with Leyton Orient. 

Last season, the 28-year-old made 48 appearances for the Orient and was ever-present in the side that eventually felt play-off heartache at the hands of Rotherham United at Wembley on the 25th May.

Nevertheless, it seems that the former Brighton midfielder may get his chance at another crack at life in the Championship and could look to play a huge part in a Leeds side that will be looking to win promotion next season. 

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