Report: Monk considers move to bring Leon Osman to Leeds on free transfer

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Garry Monk is reportedly looking to bring Leon Osman to Leeds United.

Everton's Leon Osman in action with Southampton's Cuco MartinaLeon Osman in action with Southampton's Cuco Martina

According to the Daily Mail, Leeds United manager Garry Monk is considering a move to sign free agent midfielder Leon Osman following his departure from Everton.

The new Whites boss made his first signings this past week, as Kalmar striker Marcus Antonsson and Swansea defender Kyle Bartley made the move to Elland Road.

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However, Monk may not be done just yet, and after Liam Bridcutt's loan deal from Sunderland expired this summer, he could move to bring in another midfielder with some experience, to help guide the likes of Lewis Cook and Alex Mowatt.

Now, the Daily Mail report that Monk is weighing up a move to sign midfielder Leon Osman on a free transfer, having been released by Everton earlier this summer.

Leon Osman of Everton in action

Osman, 35, spent almost 20 years on the books with the Toffees, and racked up more than 400 first-team appearances for the club, scoring 57 goals in a successful spell at Goodison Park.

Now though, the midfielder - who has two England caps to his name - is a free agent having been released by Everton, and will be looking for a new club as he attempts to continue his career away from Merseyside.

Leon Osman celebrates after scoring the first goal for Everton

It's now believed that Monk, who failed in a move for Swansea midfielder Leon Britton this week according to the Yorkshire Evening Post, has now turned his attention towards Osman, given that he's available on a free transfer.

Osman's career is certainly winding down, but his veteran presence could be vital in a youthful Leeds side, and on a free transfer, this could be a shrewd move from manager Monk.

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