Free agent winger James McClean to Leeds United makes more sense under Rosler

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James McClean signing for Leeds would make even more sense now Uwe Rosler has been appointed.

Earlier this month we at HITC reported on James McClean's contract expiring at Wigan Athletic, and how he would be an ideal free agent acquisition at Leeds United.

The Whites lack width in their team, having had to rely on full-backs Sam Byram and Charlie Taylor to move into midfield, and signing wingers is likely to be a must this summer.

Now Uwe Rosler has been appointed as Leeds United boss, the possibility stands a better chance of becoming a reality.

McClean played under Rosler at Wigan, signed by previous boss Owen Coyle, and contributed to their FA Cup run to the semi-finals under the German in 2013/14, being the matchwinner against Premier League side Crystal Palace in an early round.

Injury kept him out of the first six games of last season, a blow which contributed to the Latics getting off to a poor start, but he went onto become the team's top scorer last season.

One of the former Sunderland winger's strikes came in a win against Leeds at Elland Road on Boxing Day, also providing an assist that day, and the club will be well aware of the quality he possesses.

McClean is still an Irish international, with 23 caps to his name, and is likely to be in Martin O'Neill's squad this summer for fixtures in early June, a friendly versus England and a European qualifier against Scotland.

Those matches will be an ideal chance for the winger to put himself in the shop window, but Leeds have an edge in the form of Rosler if they decide he is a good fit for them in 2015/16.

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