Report: Leeds United target Emyr Huws from Wigan Athletic

Huddersfield Town's Emyr Huws celebrates scoring their first goal

Leeds United are said to be interested in signing Emyr Huws from Wigan Athletic.

Huddersfield Town's Emyr Huws celebrates scoring their first goal

According to a report in today’s The Sun newspaper (31st July 2016) on page 65, Leeds United are interested in signing Emyr Huws from Wigan Athletic.

Leeds are looking to add a central midfielder to fill the void that Lewis Cook’s departure has left.

Cook joined Bournemouth in a deal worth over £6 million, and it seems that some of the money they received for that transfer could be reinvested in Huws.

Wales' Emyr Huws (R) celebrates scoring their second goal with Adam Henley

Leeds boss Garry Monk was a player at Swansea when Huws was coming through the ranks, so he knows the Welsh international’s talents well.

It is believed that Wigan are reluctant to sell Huws, however, and they will demand a fee of around £2 million.

Whether Leeds will be willing to pay that much for the 22-year-old remains to be seen.

Wigan Athletic's Emyr Huws in action with Blackpool's Joan Oriol (L)

If Huws does move to Leeds he would become the Yorkshire side’s seventh signing of the summer.

Leeds have already added Hadi Sacko, Kyle Bartley, Kemar Roofe, Marcus Antonsson, Matt Grimes and Rob Green over the transfer window to date.

A general view of the Billy Bremner statue outside Elland Road before the match - Leeds United

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