Leeds United decided against pursuing Andy Yiadom.
Leeds United decided against signing free agent right-back Andrew Yiadom after his Barnsley contract ran down.
Yiadom had been linked with joining former boss Paul Heckingbottom at Elland Road but Leeds stepped aside amid interest from Reading.
While Yiadom is talented player with Championship experience available on a free transfer, Leeds had no business making a move for him.
It would have sent the wrong message to two highly talented young right-backs on their books, Lewie Coyle and Bryce Hosannah.
Coyle has starred on loan at Fleetwood this past season and if Leeds signed Yiadom, he surely would have had to look at leaving on a permanent basis.
Bryce Hosannah signed from crystal Palace's academy last summer and he has impressed for the under-23s, and played for the first team in the recent post-season trip to Myanmar.
With Luke Ayling already established as Leeds' first choice, adding Yiadom would have complicated the situation for both Coyle and Hosannah, blocking their path.
Leeds have made a smart decision not to battle Reading, and it's fantastic for both Coyle and Hosannah who will each now hope to challenge for first team minutes next season.