Available for £2m, Leeds should join chase for Brentford's John Egan

A general view of Elland Road Stadium prior to kick off in the Sky Bet Championship League match between Leeds United and Bolton Wanderers, at Elland Road Stadium on March 5, 2016 in Leeds,...

Leeds United could perhaps do with bolstering their centre-back options, so perhaps Brentford's John Egan would be a good target to consider.

John Egan of Brentford applauds supporters during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Fulham at Griffin Park on November 4, 2016 in Brentford, England.

According to a recent report from The Sun on Sunday (print edition; 17th September 2017; page 62), Brentford are reportedly looking for £2 million before they consider selling Sheffield United target John Egan in January.

Given the reported asking price, Leeds would perhaps be wise to consider rivalling the Blades for the 24-year-old's signature as he could be an excellent addition to Thomas Christiansen's squad.

Thomas Christiansen manager of Leeds United looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Leeds United at City Ground on August 26, 2017 in Nottingham,...

The Whites have done extremely well defensively this season, keeping six clean sheets in the league before suffering their first defeat of the campaign, but they arguably do not have the number of options at centre-back to rest easy as the Championship season rolls on.

Liam Cooper, Pontus Jansson and Matthew Pennington have all suffered injuries already this season, while the promising Conor Shaughnessy had not made his first-team debut before the campaign had begun.

John Egan of Brentford applauds supporters during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Fulham at Griffin Park on November 4, 2016 in Brentford, England.

Therefore, the chance to sign Egan for just £2 million should be one that Leeds consider very seriously as that fee could prove to be a bargain based on the form he has shown during his time at Griffin Park.

The Republic of Ireland international was exceptional for the Bees last term. And while Dean Smith's men have struggled this season, the captain's own form suggests that the seven-figure fee could prove to be an absolute bargain for whichever club makes a move.

If they are lucky with injuries and suspensions, Leeds may well make it through the season without needing to deploy someone like Luke Ayling - who is more than capable of playing in the middle - away from his best position, but last term arguably highlighted how important having depth can be as the team appeared to run out of steam.

And with Egan supposedly available for just £2 million, Leeds would surely be making a very smart move making a bid of their own for the Brentford man in January.

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