Leeds should consider a move for Armand Traore with Charlie Taylor's future uncertain

QPR's Armand Traore in action with Southampton's Shane Long (R)

Garry Monk has spoken of Leeds United's need to strengthen in multiple positions, and Armand Traore would be an ideal signing.

Leeds United's Charlie TaylorCharlie Taylor's future at Leeds is uncertain

Leeds United chief executive Ben Mansford revealed live on the BBC'S West Yorkshire Sport Daily Show, that Charlie Taylor does not want to extend his current deal at Elland Road.

Garry Monk has made no secret of his desire to strengthen his squad in all areas and left-back must now be one of his main priorities. 

West Ham's Diafra Sakho (R) in action with QPR's Armand TraoreArmand Traore is available on a free transfer following his release from QPR

A smart acquisition for Leeds would be free agent Armand Traore. The 26-year-old former Arsenal defender was released from Queens Park Rangers at the end of last season after his contract expired with the club.

Traore was highly rated in his younger years, and even spent time at Juventus on loan, before leaving parent club Arsenal for QPR in 2011.

He has five international caps for Senegal to his name, and at the age of 26 he still has so much unfulfilled potential. He is incredibly quick and defensively sound but is also accomplished in more attacking roles, so his versatility would add another dimension to the Leeds setup.

West Ham United's Diafra Sakho (L) and QPR's Armand Traore in actionTraore would be a fantastic acquisition for Leeds

Traore is experienced at Championship level, and he would bring a touch of class to the Leeds back-line. His youth education at Arsenal taught him to be comfortable in possession, and his style perfectly suits Garry Monk's philosophy of passing out from the back.

Any kind of potential move will obviously depend heavily on the eventual outcome of the Taylor situation, but it is certainly a signing that Leeds should consider nevertheless.

Swansea manager Garry MonkLeeds manager Garry Monk should consider a move for Traore

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