Leeds United should ask for former youngster James Husband in exchange if Middlesbrough get Charlie Taylor

Barnsley's Kane Hemmings and Middlesbrough's James Husband

The left-sided star was released by Leeds United at the age of 16.

Leeds United left-back Charlie Taylor continues to be linked with a move to the Premier League.

Middlesbrough were one team linked with the player and this week became favourites to bring him in in January and they were linked with a move for Taylor in the summer after he handed in a transfer request at Elland Road.

Taylor is still out of contract in the summer, although there is hope that Leeds’ good form and their current structure could sway Taylor into finally agreeing an extension to his deal.

Barnsley's Kane Hemmings and Middlesbrough's James HusbandBarnsley's Kane Hemmings and Middlesbrough's James Husband

However, if Boro do come calling, and Leeds find themselves backed into a corner similar to the way they were with Sam Byram last winter – perhaps they should ask for a former trainee to head in the other direction?

James Husband came through the ranks at Leeds United but was released at 16. The left-wing-back went on to make his name at Doncaster Rovers before heading to Middlesbrough.

Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum in action with Leeds' Charlie TaylorLiverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum in action with Leeds' Charlie Taylor

His first-team chances at the club are not ideal. This season they have been stunted by a serious shoulder injury, but he is back fit in the New Year and if Taylor arrives he will be falling even further down the pecking order.

Husband is an attacking left-back who enjoyed success on loan at Huddersfield last term and knows the importance of playing for a team like Leeds United.

If Boro have Taylor in their sights, Leeds could do worse than asking for Husband in return.

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