Leeds United target Clayton Donaldson backed Rosler's appointment, family support the club, so did he

Uwe Rosler

A look at why Clayton Donaldson is likely to be very open to a Leeds United switch.

If Leeds United push hard to sign striker Clayton Donaldson, do not expect the 31-year-old to think twice about a move.

HITC Sport reported yesterday via sources close to the club that the Whites are competing with fellow Championship sides to secure the signature of the Birmingham City striker.

Donaldson has only one year remaining on his current contract, and worked under new head coach Uwe Rosler at Brentford.

He gave an interview to the Yorkshire Evening Post shortly after Rosler's appointment at Leeds, speaking very highly of the German.

He said: "If you get on well with him then he’s one of the best people to be around. If you cross a line or disrespect him then he’ll let you know.

"I can only speak about Brentford but when I was there, the players were very happy with his way of doing things. Yeah, he likes good discipline but it was more about him making us think that we wanted to be on that ride with him. It was a whole new change for us and it was good."

Donaldson netted 16 goals in all competitions last season for Birmingham, a figure which would have seen him be top scorer at Leeds last season.

The reason Donaldson was discussing Rosler was his local connections. The Birmingham Mail reported earlier this year how the striker still feels an affinity with the club.

"I never had any trials with them but being from Bradford, Leeds was the closest club to me anyway. It’s a massive club and I always wanted to play for Leeds.

“I have got a load of friends and family in Bradford who support Leeds and go to the games week in week out."

This is one potential deal which is unlikely to break down on personal terms, it is just a case of how badly Leeds want him, and Birmingham City's desire to keep hold of him.

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