Leeds United are keen to sign Brentford's Lewis Macleod and are 'poised' to step up interest after losing Samu Saiz, the Scottish Sun reports.
Saiz is heading back to Spain to sign with Getafe, leaving Leeds a player short.
Lewis Macleod is out of contract at the end of the season, meaning the Whites could land him for a bargain in January, or for nothing next summer.
Macleod really needs to push for a move to Leeds now, or risk being left behind.
His Brentford side are struggling, losing four of their last five games. They have sunk from eyeing a play-off spot, to being dragged into the relegation race.
The Bees are in 19th place, just three points above the drop zone.
If he joined Leeds, he would catapult himself to a team at the top of the table, on a five game winning streak, who could be Premier League bound.
It is Leeds' hopes of winning promotion that should make Macleod think more urgently, and not just so he can share in their success.
If Marcelo Bielsa's side go on to clinch promotion, they will begin to set their sights far bigger than Macleod.
As a Premier League side, Leeds may decide Macleod is no longer on their list of targets.
By that point Brentford risk being relegated into League One, and Macleod's reputation taking a hit in the process.
This may only be a temporary glitch for Brentford, but can Macleod afford to risk it?
If he can secure a mid-season move to Leeds it will be just what he needs. Fail to do so and he risks being left behind, as the opportunity may not come again.
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