Planning for the future - Leeds United should sign Tom Lockyer this summer

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The Bristol Rovers star would be an excellent signing from the club.

Leeds United boss Steve Evans has made it clear that Leeds will not be bringing in emergency loan signings just for the hell of it at the moment.

The club are, despite their recent blip, still some way off relegation and way off of promotion so have very little to play for this season.

With that in mind they have plenty of time to start planning for the new season.

Leeds should be looking to strengthen every position for the future, including the defence.

Lewie Coyle and Charlie Taylor look like long-term options at full-back whilst Gaetando Berardi appears to be a top option for both sides of the defence.

But central defence is an area that needs improving. Sol Bamba and Giuseppe Bellusci are both error-prone and a new centre-back would be welcomed at the club.

So what about talented Bristol Rovers defender Tom Lockyer?

The 21-year-old Welshman is a cut above in League Two and in January he was awarded the Football League Young Player of the Month.

He is out of contract at the end of the season and would therefore be available for a compensation fee if Leeds were ready to make a move for the player.

He could offer a great option in the heart of defence but he can also play in midfield and a utility player is always welcome at this level.

Lockyer would be a great affordable option for Leeds United to improve their current team and should be a player they consider.

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