Leeds United should move for free agent Australian international Tommy Oar to fill problem position

The left-winger is available for nothing after leaving FC Utrecht this summer.

Leeds United are in the market for a left-winger this season, with plenty of names and fees being mentioned in the press.

But it could be their best option is currently available for absolutely nothing.

The player in question is Tommy Oar and if Leeds were to get him on board they would have a truly fantastic player on their hands.

The Australian international, who according to Transfermarkt also holds a Spanish passport, has 25 caps for his country and has scored twice.

After coming to the fore at the Brisbane Roar he joined Dutch side FC Utrecht in 2010. After five years at the club he decided to leave in March when his contract expired in the summer.

He spoke to Goal.com at the time, admitting his ‘dream’ was to play in England or Germany:

"It was always my dream to play in England or Germany where it’s really physical and direct. Coming here [Holland] was a development step and in the back of my head I always wanted to play in one of those competitions."

However, his hopes of a Premier League switch are starting to dissipate. He has been a free agent for a month now and his availability has been known for the past four months but no Premier League team is seemingly in the queue.

Leeds should capitalise. Oar clearly wants a move to England or Germany but deals are not forthcoming. Leeds have a good history of Australian players to play on, with Harry Kewell and Mark Viduka former stars at Elland Road, which might work in their favour if they wanted Oar.

Nobody created more chances in the Eredivisie than Oar did last term for Utrecht and his arrival at Leeds would make them serious promotion contenders.

The fact he will cost them nothing is just another bonus to what should be a no-brainer approach.

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