Should Leeds join chase for Doncaster defender Niall Mason?

Niall Mason of Doncaster Rovers puts pressure on Jack Wilshere of Arsenal during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Arsenal and Doncaster Rovers at Emirates Stadium on September 20,...

A whole host of Championship sides are interested in Doncaster defender Niall Mason, but surely Leeds should also be keeping an eye?

Doncaster Rovers' English midfielder Niall Mason (R) wins a header from Arsenal's Chilean striker Alexis Sanchez during the English League Cup third round football match between Arsenal...

According to The Sun, Doncaster Rovers defender Niall Mason is said to be interesting Championship trio Sunderland, Birmingham City and Hull City - but surely he would be perfect for Leeds United?

The 21-year-old has starred at the Keepmoat this season, just a year after joining the Yorkshire-based side from Championship giants Aston Villa. 

His form, but perhaps more notably his versatility has attracted the interest from a handful of Championship sides, with Mason showing quality across ever position in defence as well as central midfield and on the right flank.

Niall Mason of Doncaster Rovers during the Sky Bet League Two match between Doncaster Rovers and Exeter City at Keepmoat Stadium on April 29, 2017 in Doncaster, England.

Mason, who is predominantly a centre-back, would be the perfect replacement for Matthew Pennington who has hardly done anywhere near enough to earn a permanent deal from Everton.

Club captain Liam Cooper has also been below par at times, with his discipline a problem while Pontus Jansson has failed to recapture the kind of form that warmed fans' hearts last season.

Liam Cooper of Millwall is sent off during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Millwall at Elland Road on January 20, 2018 in Leeds, England.

Another option at centre-back is required, so former Real Madrid academy product Mason would surely be the perfect addition considering he also offers cover in a multitude of other positions.

With only a year left to run on his contract after this season, Mason would hardly cost the world and luring him to Elland Road would be a fantastic bit of business by Paul Heckingbottom.

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