Report's suggestion of Liam Lindsay's asking price should tempt Leeds to act quickly as Charlton and Bolton enter race

Leeds United manager Gary Monk applauds fans after the match

Leeds United were linked with a move for Partick Thistle defender Liam Lindsay back in December, and now Charlton Athletic and Bolton Wanderers are keen.

Patrick Thistle's Liam Lindsay (R) in action with Celtic's Colin Kazim RichardsPatrick Thistle's Liam Lindsay (R)

With Leeds United needing defensive reinforcements this summer regardless of whether they manage to bring Kyle Bartley back in some capacity for next season or not, the Daily Record's report regarding recent target Liam Lindsay's asking price should be of particular interest to Garry Monk.

According to a report from the Daily Record back in December, Leeds had compiled a dossier on the 21-year-old, who has enjoyed an excellent season with Partick Thistle. 

Now the Record is reporting that Partick plan to hold out for £750,000 for the centre-back. And given his potential, as well as the fact that the Record is now also suggesting that Charlton and Bolton also want his signature, the Whites would surely be wise to act quickly and reignite their interest as he could be a brilliant addition to Monk's squad, and letting him move elsewhere would be a major mistake.

The Record adds that the Trotters - who will be playing alongside Leeds in the Championship next term following their promotion-winning campaign in the third tier - are ready to meet Partick's asking price, and it is not difficult to see why.

Leeds United manager Gary Monk applauds fans after the matchLeeds wanted Lindsay earlier in the season

Lindsay has not only been an excellent centre-back for Partick and should take his game to new heights as he gets older and gains more experience, but he also is capable of contributing at the other end of the pitch, having scored six times in the top flight. 

Leeds need more depth at the heart of their defence, and they are surely going to do well to find a player with as much talent and potential who is available for a six-figure fee, so not targeting him this summer would surely be a mistake, and Bolton, and perhaps Charlton, are seemingly prepared to give the youngster the platform to prove how much of a mistake not signing him would be. 

Bolton Wanderers manager Phil ParkinsonBolton are ready meet Lindsay's asking price

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