One position; two Leeds United targets: But which is the better option?

General view outside the stadium before the game - Leeds United

Leeds United have been linked with moves for Sunderland's Liam Bridcutt and Swansea City's Leon Britton.

Leeds United are likely to add to their midfield ranks this summer, with Liam Bridcutt (Yorkshire Evening Post) and Leon Britton (Yorkshire Evening Post) both linked.

But which is the better option? HITC Sport investigates...

Leeds BridcuttBridcutt impressed at Elland Road

Bridcutt spent last season on loan at Elland Road. He's familiar with the club and most of its players. (1-0, Bridcutt)

However, Britton played with and worked under Leeds boss Garry Monk. He also knows his assistant Pep Clotet and how they like to play. (1-1)

Swansea City's Leon Britton (L) and Garry Monk applaud the fans at the end of the gameBritton (L) with Monk in his playing days

Bridcutt is 27, while Britton turns 34 in September (2-1, Bridcutt)

Although Britton (128) has played more than four times as many Premier League matches as Bridcutt (30). (2-2)

Britton has also been promoted from the Championship, while Bridcutt has only ever made the play-offs, losing on both occasions. (3-2, Britton)

Leon Britton - Swansea City celebrates winning the League One Play Off Final with the trophyBritton won the play-offs with Swansea five years ago

Over the past two league campaigns, in which both players have appeared in the top flight, Bridcutt has directly contributed to three of his teams' goals, with Britton yet to register a goal or an assist. (3-3)

During that time, Bridcutt has won more tackles per game on average (1.81 to 1.24), though Britton made more interceptions (2.15 to 1.98). (4-4)

Bridcutt, however, does come out on top in terms of number of passes (35.79 to 35.18 per game) and forward passes (16.42 to 12.5 per game). (6-4, Bridcutt)

Sunderland are said to want £500,000 for Bridcutt (Sunderland Echo), with Britton, whose contract also expires next summer, perhaps unlikely to cost that much. (6-5, Bridcutt)

Ex-Chelsea midfielder Liam BridcuttBridcutt in his Stamford Bridge days

Bridcutt grew up a Chelsea fan. (6-6)

But, Britton once played a young Ryan Giggs in an early 90s road safety advert (true story).

Final score: Bridcutt 7-6 Britton

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