Leeds United would be smart to sign the Swansea City star if he is indeed available this summer.
According to a recent report from the Mirror’s live transfer feed (June 5 2016) Swansea City are happy to sell Neil Taylor this summer, with youngster Stephen Kingsley set to compete with a new summer signing for the left-back position.
Considering Taylor made 34 Premier League appearances last season, and has 166 Swans games under his belt in all competitions since arriving from Wrexham, a departure would surprise many. But if the 27-year-old is indeed for the chop, his former manager Garry Monk could well be waiting in the wings at Leeds United.
The new Whites boss will know he has some of the most exciting young players in the Championship at his disposal, but what he needs is more experience and the Welsh international has that in abundance.
It may take some convincing to talk Taylor into move down a level at this stage of his career, but Leeds will be hoping that under Monk their time in the second tier is coming to an end.
Most Leeds fans will feel that they do not need a new left-back given the presence – and ability – of Charlie Taylor, but the 22-year-old is more than capable of playing further forward and a combination of the two Taylors on the left side could be devastating in the Championship.
Monk has some big decisions to make in the months ahead and if one of his former and most consistent players does become available it would be wise to move for him before someone else does.
Taylor also knows what it takes to get out of the Championship and his experience could be invaluable in the footballing education of his young namesake.