Report: Leeds United want Walsall defender Rico Henry

Rico Henry of Walsall (L) in action with Robbie Weir of Burton Albion

Leeds United are looking for a replacement for Charlie Taylor.

Reading's Oliver Norwood and Walsall's Rico Henry in action

According to a report in the Daily Mirror, Leeds United are interested in singing Walsall defender Rico Henry.

Leeds are on the look out for a new left-back, with Charlie Taylor’s future currently up in the air.

Taylor has one year left on his contract at Leeds, and Massimo Cellino has suggested that the 22-year-old does not want to pen a new deal at Elland Road.

Leeds United's Charlie Taylor in action with Brentford's Toumani Diagouraga

Cellino has promised not to sell Taylor this summer, but he is starting to look for a replacement.

Walsall’s Henry is believed to be at the top of Leeds’ list, and the Yorkshire side could submit a £1 million offer for the youngster.

Leeds have money to spend, following Lewis Cook’s switch to Bournemouth last week.

Leeds United’s Lewis Cook scores their first goal

The Whites have already made six signings this summer, but Garry Monk is keen for more new arrivals to come in. 

Henry made 44 appearances for Walsall last season, despite only being 19-years-old, and he is rapidly establishing a reputation for himself as one of the most exciting talents in the Football League.

Rico Henry of Walsall (L) in action with Robbie Weir of Burton Albion

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