Steve Evans admits Liam Bridcutt has other options, hopes he joins Leeds United

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The Sunderland midfielder is a target for Leeds.

Leeds United have been heavily linked with a deal to bring in Sunderland midfielder Liam Bridcutt this week. The former Brighton player can not buy a game at the Stadium of Light and would be following in the footsteps of his former Seagulls and current Sunderland team-mate Will Buckley by making a switch to Elland Road.

Leeds seemed to be on the verge of completing the deal earlier in the week, it was even rumoured he might have played in the recent win against Cardiff City. However the deal is still not done and now Steve Evans has given fans an update on the midfielder.

Speaking to his pre-match press conference today he made it clear that Bridcutt was still in the crosshairs but that other teams were also interested in the player.

He is quoted by BBC West Yorkshire Sport as stating:

"Liam is a fortunate young man in that he has options. I'm hoping Leeds is his preferred option."

Bridcutt would be an excellent signing for Evans. He wants to strengthen the midfield area with someone who has plenty of Championship experience. Bridcutt is a strong but ball-playing midfielder who excelled at this level with Brighton and Leeds would be lucky to have him on board.

Evans went on to confirm that he will have a definitive answer from Bridcutt regarding his future by Sunday, as reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post.

But it certainly seems that other teams are lurking.

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