Leeds United are reportedly keeping an eye on Watford’s Tommie Hoban, HITC Sport reports.
The young defender has just recovered for a long injury lay-off, and has featured for Watford’s Under-21s a few times since his return.
However, he is far down the pecking order at Vicarage Road, and due to the quality ahead of him, the youngster is unlikely to play under Quique Sanchez Flores this season.
The Spaniard is said to rate Hoban highly, and the centre-back would be wise to head out on loan to get some playing time to his name, so he can start next season as part of the first-team squad.
Leeds are named as one of the clubs tracking the 22-year-old, with an eye to signing him on loan during the emergency window.
Should the Whites capture Hoban, he would be a fantastic signing for Steve Evans’ men.
Hoban came through at Watford at a time when they had a massive squad due to the Pozzo takeover, but the academy graduate established himself as a talented defender despite all the upheaval.
Naturally a centre-back, Hoban also showed an adeptness at left-back last season, as he played in 30 games as Watford won promotion to the Premier League.
He is experienced in the Championship for someone his age, with over 50 games to his name, and for such a young defender he is exceptionally composed.
For Leeds, and their defence who often look frightened and at odds with one another, Hoban would be a signing who would bring calmness to the back-line.
If Hoban is available, Leeds should be moving for him as soon as possible, as he would be a fantastic signing for the Elland Road club.