Leeds United must ask for Callum McManaman in any potential Charlie Taylor deal

Burnley's David Jones (R) in action with West Brom's Callum McManaman

West Brom are said to be keen on the Leeds United left-back this summer.

Burnley's David Jones (R) in action with West Brom's Callum McManamanBurnley's David Jones (R) in action with West Brom's Callum McManaman

Leeds United face a fight this summer to keep hold of talented left-back Charlie Taylor.

The defender is out of contract next summer and has recently been linked with a £5 million move to West Bromwich Albion.

A report in the Birmingham Mail yesterday suggested that West Brom may be about to revisit their interest in the player – if their number one target Jeffrey Schlupp fails to become a reality.

Charlie Taylor celebrates after scoring the first goal for LeedsCharlie Taylor celebrates after scoring the first goal for Leeds

The Birmingham Mail reported that the Baggies are hopeful of tempting Leeds owner Massimo Cellino into a sale with a starting bid of £5 million should their move for Schlupp fail.

If Leeds do end up negotiating with West Brom over the potential sale of Taylor, they must consider asking for a player in exchange – with Callum McManaman the perfect option.

Leicester City's Jeffrey Schlupp in action with Swansea's Wayne RoutledgeLeicester City's Jeffrey Schlupp in action with Swansea's Wayne Routledge

The winger has failed to cement a place in the Baggies first-team and with Matty Phillips arriving from QPR this summer he has fallen even further down the pecking order.

Leeds are in need of another wide option, with McManaman a potentially perfect addition to their attacking options.

Charlie Taylor of Leeds United reacts after missing a chance to scoreCharlie Taylor of Leeds United reacts after missing a chance to score

If Taylor is to go, then Leeds must use the opportunity to bring in a player that is needed elsewhere on the pitch. McManaman’s arrival would certainly take the sting off of any exit from Leeds’ talented left-back.

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