Where would Scott Malone's arrival at Leeds United leave Vurnon Anita?

Newcastle player Vurnon Anita in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Newcastle United and Preston North End at St James' Park on April 24, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne,...

Leeds United have been linked with a move for Huddersfield Town's Scott Malone.

Scott Malone of Fulham and Hadi Sacko of Leeds United in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Leeds United at Craven Cottage on March 7, 2017 in London, England.

According to ClubCall, Leeds United are keen on signing Scott Malone from Huddersfield Town in the January transfer window.

Leeds feel that Malone could nail down the left-back spot in Thomas Christiansen’s first-team, which has become a bit of a problem position.

Leeds have plenty of options to play on the left hand side of their defence, but no player has fully established himself in the position.

Scott Malone of Huddersfield Town during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Tottenham Hotspur at John Smith's Stadium on September 30, 2017 in Huddersfield, England.

Gaetano Berardi, Vurnon Anita and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson have all been utilised in the left-back spot so far this season, but none of the trio have been in sparkling form.

It means that Malone may come in - and that could leave question marks over what comes next for Vurnon Anita already.

Anita joined Leeds last summer, but he has already slipped out of Christiansen’s first-team plans.

Newcastle player Vurnon Anita in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Newcastle United and Preston North End at St James' Park on April 24, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne,...

The Dutchman has not featured in either of Leeds’ last two matches, and Malone’s arrival would make his chances of breaking back into Christiansen’s team even more limited.

Anita does, of course, have an impressive amount of versatility - but he has only been used at left-back by Leeds so far.

And if Malone does arrive at Elland Road, it may be a sign that Christiansen has not been too impressed by Anita’s displays during his time with the Whites to date.

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