Leeds United signing Jon Egan from Brentford would make them a major threat from set-pieces

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.

Leeds United are said to be interested in centre-back Jon Egan of Brentford.

John Egan of Brentford wears the Stonewall Rainbow Laces Campaign captains armband during the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Brentford at Loftus Road on...

According to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Leeds United have considered making a move for Brentford’s Jon Egan this summer.

Leeds are in the process of sorting out their squad for next season, and Egan is said to be on their radar.

Whether Leeds will actually make a bid for the centre-back remains to be seen, but if they did bring him to Elland Road, then they would become a major threat from set-pieces.

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.

Egan would, most likely, be partnered with Pontus Jansson if he was to arrive at Leeds, and the pair’s aerial threat would mean the Whites would have good options from set-pieces.

Jansson has scored three goals in both of the last two seasons, while Egan has netted 10 times in the past two campaigns.

Pontus Jansson of Sweden during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Sweden and Belarus at Friends arena on March 25, 2017 in Solna, .

Partnering the duo up would also mean that opposition sides would have to guess where Leeds’ free-kicks and corners were being aimed, as the two centre-backs are so good in the air.

And if Leeds could become a bigger threat from set-pieces next term, then that could be one the marginal improvements they need to make to start pushing for the play offs.

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