Leeds United should revive their summer interest in Watford’s Lloyd Dyer this week

Leeds United should make a move for Lloyd Dyer of Watford.

Leeds United need to sign a new winger before the end of this month.

They have Mustapha Carayol already tied down to a loan deal, and Toumani Diagouraga arriving to take a role in the middle of the park. Alongside Lewis Cook, Liam Bridcutt and Alex Mowatt, there are enough central options to provide Steve Evans with a strong squad.

However, aside from Carayol, the wide options are fairly poor. The new signing looks good, but Stuart Dallas lacks consistency, and in losing Sam Byram another potential winger has been lost.

Evans need to bring a new winger in, and the Premier League could be a happy hunting ground for the Yorkshire club.

During the summer transfer window, Leeds made a reported approach for Lloyd Dyer of Watford, as claimed by the Yorkshire Evening Post.

That approach was rebuffed by the Hornets, as Dyer was still seen as part of the first-team squad, but the Whites should move for him again this month.

Dyer has not made a single appearance for Watford this campaign, and they are now actively looking to get rid of him before the end of the transfer window.

Despite his age - Dyer is now 33 - the winger has all the traits of a player that Evans wants at Elland Road.

He is extremely fast, and has a great delivery of the ball, helping himself to both goals and assists on a fairly regular basis. He is naturally left-footed, but can play on either wing, and offers a natural attacking threat to a side who have looked pedestrian at times in the final third.

Most importantly for Evans, Dyer has a wealth of Football League experience, especially in the Championship. The head coach has made it known that he likes players well aware of the rigours of the Championship, and Dyer has made over 200 appearances in the second division. He won promotion with Watford last season, having helped Leicester win the Championship the season before, so he knows his way around the division better than most available players.

He would be a budget signing for Leeds, with Watford looking to get rid of him this week, and Evans should be looking to make a move for Dyer as soon as possible.

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