Report: Leeds United make shock move for Crystal Palace outcast Jordon Mutch

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Jordon Mutch has endured a disastrous spell at Crystal Palace but that has not put off Leeds United

Jordan Mutch of Crystal Palace in action during the EFL Cup Second Round match between Crystal Palace and Blackpool at Selhurst Park on August 23, 2016 in London, England.

Jordon Mutch is desperately in need of a fresh start and it appears that Leeds United may be willing to end the midfielder’s miserable stay at Crystal Palace.

The Sun reports that Leeds have targeted the out-of-favour midfielder and hope to sign him on a permanent deal – though they will be willing to accept a season-long loan if unable to come to a deal with Palace over the potential transfer fee.

The West Yorkshire giants want to land the former Birmingham City starlet for as little as £2 million. However, Palace are holding out for more as they aim to recoup as much of the £4.7 million they paid Queens Park Rangers for his signature.

Flop Mutch?

It has been a turbulent couple of years for Mutch, who looked set for a long career in the Premier League when impressing with Cardiff City in 2013/14, netting seven largely specular goals and weighing in with a series of dynamic performances.

Jordan Mutch of Cardiff celebrates after scoring the opening goal of the game during the Barclays Premier League match between Cardiff City and Liverpool at Cardiff City Stadium on March...

However, ill-judged moves to both QPR and Palace have seriously damaged Mutch’s reputation. He spent only six months at Loftus Road before making the short trip to Selhurst Park.

And, in two-and-a-half years as a Palace player, the 25-year-old has started just 11 league games. He played just 50 minutes in the top flight last season before being shipped out to Championship promotion chasers Reading, where he failed to make an impact.

Therefore, Leeds would certainly be taking a risk meeting Palace’s rather ambitious price-tag for one of English football’s forgotten men.

Jordan Mutch of Crystal Palace celebrates scoring their second goal during the Pre Season Friendly match bewteen Maidstone United and Crystal Palace at the Gallagher Stadium on July 15,...

Yet, following Liam Bridcutt’s move to Nottingham Forest earlier this week, there is a space free in Thomas Christiansen’s midfield and it appears Leeds have identified Mutch as a player capable of contributing to their promotion challenge.

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