Why Leeds should make a move for Grant Ward.
Grant Ward - Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham announced their pre-season tour squad early on Friday to travel to Australia, and surprisingly there was no place for talented midfielder Grant Ward.
This was despite the likes of Eric Dier and Mousa Dembele being missing due to Euro 2016, and the likelihood is that the 21-year-old will be allowed to leave, possibly on loan.
For a Championship club like Leeds United who should be seeking to replace Lewis Cook, Ward would be an excellent addition.
Grant Ward at Rotherham United against Burnley
He spent last season on loan at Rotherham United, winning the praise of ex-Whites boss Neil Redfearn, who told the Star he found Ward to be 'impressive' and showed the mental and physical toughness to compete in the division.
For Leeds he would demand cheaper wages than alternative option Liam Bridcutt, 27, who spent last season on loan at the Whites and is still an option to bring back.
Grant Ward in action for Coventry City
Ward is a similar type of player to Bridcutt, with the added bonus that he is younger, and also capable of playing out wide - and unlike the Sunderland outcast, the Tottenham youngster scored twice last season.
Leeds have also been linked with adding another centre-back, and right-back, and bringing in Ward on a cheaper deal tha Bridcutt would allow room for all three additions.
Having seemingly been left out by Spurs, Ward will have a point to prove, and if Leeds are open to it, he could be a successful addition for them, and would not take any time to settle in Yorkshire having spent last season in the county.