Leeds should also rival West Brom for Alberth Elis amid Mings reports

Marcelo Bielsa the head coach

Leeds United reportedly want one West Bromwich Albion target, and should continue taking on the Baggies for another.

Tyrone Mings of Bournemouth during a training session at Vitality Stadium on January 4, 2019 in Bournemouth, England.

According to a report from the Daily Mail (23/1; page 65), Leeds have joined West Brom in the race to sign Tyrone Mings on loan from Bournemouth.

The Championship leaders have taken a while to really get going this month. Kiko Casilla is their only signing so far, but it appears that the Whites' recruitment team are looking to step up their plans during the remaining days of the window, with Mings not the only player to be recently linked.


It has been reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post that Leeds are looking for a new winger this month, with Daniel James currently proving to be Marcelo Bielsa's top target and Callum O'Dowda also on the radar.

After struggling to come up with ideas in the defeat at Stoke last weekend, it appears a very smart move from Bielsa and Victor Orta to add more quality in wide areas.

But if they prove unable to sign James or O'Dowda, perhaps Mings should not be the only player that Leeds rival West Brom for, amid reports that the Baggies have their eye on Major League Soccer winger Alberth Elis.

Alberth Elis #17 of Houston Dynamo paces the ball on the attack as Sebastian Lletget #17 of Los Angeles Galaxy keeps pace during the first half of their MLS match at StubHub Center on...

The Sun (23/1; page 51) reported Darren Moore is also leading the race to sign Elis, who has just completed a season with Houston Dynamo where he scored 11 goals and provided nine assists. 

Elis has now scored 22 goals across the last two campaigns. His form suggests that he could be a seriously dangerous acquisition if he heads to the Championship, and he should arguably be the kind of player that Leeds should have a look at if they fail to sign the likes of James and O'Dowda.

Marcelo Bielsa, manager of Leeds United    during the Sky Bet Championship match between Stoke City and Leeds United at the Britannia Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent on Saturday 19th January 2019.

He is, admittedly, more comfortable on the right - Elis can also play up front - whereas Bielsa's targets are better on the other flank. But Leeds have options who can already play on that side if the Honduras international did arrive.

So if James and O'Dowda do not prove to be Elland Road-bound this month, Leeds should consider following up their Mings interest by also joining their promotion rivals in the race to sign the 22-year-old. 

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