Leeds United should target one time Chelsea target and free agent Andrew Driver

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The former Hearts player is available for nothing after leaving Houston Dynamo.

Leeds United's need for a winger is certainly no secret. The club have recently been employing full-backs Sam Bryam and Charlie Taylor in the wide midfield roles - while the likes of Billy Sharp, Adryan, Casper Sloth and Alex Mowatt have also filled in.

The fact is Leeds currently have no real wide options.

With the transfer window shut, only a loan deal or a free agent signature can help to tide them over until the end of the season.

So should they make a move for Andrew Driver?

He was once one of Britain’s most sought-after talents.

The biggest interest during 2010, along with Burnley and FC Twente, came from Chelsea. Roman Abramovich, according to The Scotsman, met with Hearts chairman Vladimir Romanov to discuss a possible £5 million transfer for the player in order to boost the clubs home-grown player quota. Nothing ever came of the talks as Driver picked up a series of injuries.

Even England and Scotland fought over which country he should represent. Despite the apparent international tug-of-war he has not gone on to represent either nation at senior level, after injury ravaged his career.

He was snapped up by Houston Dynamo in February 2013 on loan for the rest of the season. When his contract at Hearts expired in June of the same year he signed on permanently at the club.

After two years in Texas his time is up. His rights were traded to fellow MLS side D.C United and they decided not to sign him. With the MLS season set to start, and registration now completed, Driver finds himself without a club - despite playing 38 games for Houston in the 2014 MLS campaign.

A left-winger with bags of tricks who is seemingly over his injury problems, Leeds would be wise to roll the dice on his talent.

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