Report: Leeds full-back Charlie Taylor being monitored by Premier League pair Crystal Palace and Stoke

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The 22-year-old has been exceptional for the Championship side this season.

Leeds full-back Charlie Taylor could seemingly soon be given the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of his former teammate Sam Byram by making the step up to the Premier League, after the Yorkshire Evening Post claimed that both Crystal Palace and Stoke City were monitoring the defender's progress.

It is hardly a surprise that the top flight pair are considering a potential move for the 22-year-old, as he has been one of club's strongest performers this season. His consistent form is all the more impressive given that he only became a regular in the team midway through the last campaign, and had to spend several weeks on the sidelines due to glandular fever earlier this season (via Yorkshire Evening Post).

While establishing himself as one of the most reliable defenders in Steve Evans' squad - often coming out on top against some of the best wingers that the Championship has to offer - he has also been mightily impressive going forward, and can prove to be one of the more creative options in the side.

In particular, the former Fleetwood Town loanee has the ability to put in the kind of crosses that ask several questions of opposition defenders. 

And should he continue to progress as rapidly as he has done since his emergence into the first-team, it is unlikely that Palace and Stoke will be the only Premier League sides hoping to tempt him away from Elland Road. 

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