Report: Leeds interested in summer bid to sign Chesterfield star Tendayi Darikwa


Leeds are reportedly keen to make a move for Chesterfield star Tendayi Darikwa.

According to today's edition of The Sun, as cited in TEAMtalk's transfer gossip round-up, Leeds United are hoping to sign Tendayi Darikwa from Chesterfield this summer.

Leeds had their transfer ban lifted today, meaning the Whites can now start to plan for the summer transfer window, with reinforcements needed all over the pitch.

It's now being reported that Leeds are interested in a deal to sign Chesterfield ace Darikwa, with The Sun suggesting that president Massimo Cellino is driving the interest.

Darikwa, 23, can play at right back or on the right hand side of midfield, offering great pace and height along with his versatility.

Having started his career with Chesterfield, Darikwa has now racked up well over 100 appearances for the Spireites, but could be in demand this summer.

Chesterfield lost 4-0 on aggregate to Preston North End in the League One play-off semi-finals, whilst manager Paul Cook left the club for Portsmouth today - bringing the future of some Chesterfield stars into question, who may look to leave after a superb campaign.

Darikwa certainly fits that bill, and Leeds could now look to benefit from Chesterfield's uncertainty by snapping up one of their key players in the summer transfer window, according to The Sun.

Darikwa's versatility would either allow Sam Byram to drop back into right back with Darikwa offering some much-needed width in midfield, or allow Byram to stay in midfield and improve the right back spot in the Leeds defence.

Other Championship clubs are likely to be interested in Darikwa, but with Leeds now able to sign players after the lifting of their transfer ban, they could move quickly to land the Nottingham-born wide man if reports are to be believed.

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