Leeds United fans react to links with Bristol City's Josh Brownhill

Leeds fans celebrate their team's victory during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Derby County at Elland Road on November 29, 2014 in Leeds, England.

Bristol City midfielder Josh Brownhill has come on leaps and bounds this season and has piqued the interest of Leeds United.

Josh Brownhill of Bristol City shoots during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bristol City and Burton Albion at Ashton Gate on October 13, 2017 in Bristol, England.

Leeds United are hardly short of central midfielders but reports suggest they will add another to the collection in January.

The Mail claimed earlier in the week that Bolton Wanderers’ combative Josh Vela was on their radar. And TEAMtalk are now reporting that Bristol City ace Josh Brownhill is another name on Leeds’ shopping list.

Bronwhill’s contract at Ashton Gate expires in the summer and, while The Robins are desperately attempting to tie him down, it appears they will have to fend off interest from a number of suitors.

Josh Brownhill of Bristol City and Ruben Loftus-Cheek of Crystal Palace during the Caraboa Cup Fourth Round match between Bristol City and Crystal Palace at Ashton Gate on October 24, 2017...

Leeds and Derby County are keen to keep the midfielder in the Championship while Newcastle United, Leicester City, Burnley and Bournemouth are all willing to hand him the chance to prove himself in the Premier League.

Brownhill is a hardworking, all round midfielder with three goals and two assists to his name this season for Lee Johnson’s high-flying City. Therefore, he would add both steel and style to Leeds’ midfield, while competing with Ronaldo Vieira, Eunan O’Kane and Kalvin Phillips for a place in Thomas Christiansen’s starting XI.

Leeds United's Danish manager Thomas Christiansen gestures on the touchline during the English League Cup fourth round football match between Leicester City and Leeds United at King Power...

The 21-year-old has arguably been one of the most improved players in the Championship this season so it’s no surprise that his performances have caught the eye.

Though with other areas of Leeds’ squad more clearly in need of reinforcement, left-back, centre-forward and between the sticks to name but a few, some supporters would rather see the money used elsewhere first.

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