Shrewsbury Town chief executive says Leeds have asked about Connor Goldson; no bid as yet

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Leeds United have held talks about a talented young defender this summer.

Shrewsbury Town’s chief executive Matt Williams has been speaking to the Shropshire Star about discussions he has had with Leeds United regarding talented defender Connor Goldson.

The 22-year-old made 51 appearances for the League Two club last season, playing a vital role in the club’s promotion to the third-tier, and as well as keeping the ball out at one end he proved adept at scoring at the other, ending the campaign with seven goals and two assists.

Able to also play as a right-back (although centre-back is now very much his position) Goldson is a fine talent, and Williams explained that Leeds had made contact regarding the player.

“I had a conversation with my counterpart at Leeds where we were looking at valuations, but that’s as far as it’s gone,” Williams told the Shropshire Star.

“They have not put a bid in writing. They know what we would be looking for but they have not followed it up.”

Leeds have impressed with their summer spending to date, bringing in Lee Erwin, Charlie Horton, Chris Wood and Sol Bamba, but given the Ivorian’s presence at Elland Road it remains to be seen if the Championship side would sign another centre-back for now.

Goldson’s ability to play at full-back could raise an interesting question if Sam Byram was sold but in truth Leeds have plenty of options at right-back, with Scott Wootton, Gaetano Berardi and Lewie Coyle all more than capable alternatives.

If Goldson does sign it is likely to be as another central defensive option but as Williams said himself, Leeds know the price and they have not yet come back with a bid so perhaps that is the end of the story.

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