Nicolai Boilesen: Free agent former Ajax captain the perfect Charlie Taylor replacement?

Nicolai Boilesen captaining Ajax

The Leeds United left-back has requested a transfer, could the Dane be a perfect replacement.

Nicolai Boilesen captaining AjaxNicolai Boilesen captaining Ajax

Leeds United were rocked this week as it was confirmed that left-back Charlie Taylor had requested a transfer from the club.

The 2015-16 player of the year at Elland Road is out of contract at the end of the season and is clearly looking for a move away - amid rumoured interest from several Premier League sides.

Nicolai Boilesen challenges for aerial ballNicolai Boilesen challenges for aerial ball

It seems Leeds are set to keep the player, but should they start looking at affordable replacements now?

One potential option would be former Ajax player, and captain, Nicolai Boilesen.

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

The Danish international, who has 15 caps for his country, fell out of favour at Ajax last season but is a class operator who can also play at the heart of defence.

He has been linked with big teams across Europe over the years and despite his wealth of experience is still only 24-years-old.

Boilesen in action v Lucas MouraBoilesen in action v Lucas Moura

In the past he has been linked with a move to England, although his most recent link was with Belgian side Genk by Het Nieuwsblad, and would be a fantastic addition to the Leeds team.

His ability to also play in the heart of defence and his ability on the ball would be perfect for Garry Monk’s current team and would surely be an option worth considering from Leeds United.

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