Should Leeds United move for yet another Sunderland outcast in Charis Mavrias?

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The Greek international has not had a chance at the Stadium of Light.

Leeds United look likely to lose Sam Byram in the coming weeks as West Ham seem set to beat Everton to his signature.

That will leave Leeds a bit lost on the right-hand side of midfield - with Steve Evans clearly not a fan of Jordan Botaka.

So should they make a move for another Sunderland outcast. Will Buckley arrived earlier in the season, but flopped, whilst Liam Bridcutt has been a success.

What about Charis Mavrias?

The Greek international joined Sunderland from Panathinaikos in 2013. The fee was undisclosed, but Sky Sports reported it was in the region of £3 million.

He went on to become yet another Paolo Di Canio flop. He played just six times for the club, scoring one goal.

He dropped out of contention completely under Gus Poyet and was loaned back to Panathinaikos for the 2014-15 season.

Recently he has been in reasonably good form for the Sunderland Under-21s and has been involved in the Sunderland first-team training sessions.

Mavrias can play both on the right wing and through the middle and would be dying for a chance to thrive in the English game.

Mavrias is undoubtedly talented but has simply never got a chance in the English game. Leeds could offer him a platform and it might just be the opportunity he needs.

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