Why Leeds United should be looking at Swansea's Mike van der Hoorn this summer

Swansea City's Mike van der Hoorn applauds the fans at the final whistle  for the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Swansea City at St Andrew's Trillion Trophy Stadium...

Leeds United should be looking at signing Mike Van Der Hoorn.

Swansea City's Mike van der Hoorn applauds the fans at the final whistle  for the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Swansea City at St Andrew's Trillion Trophy Stadium...

Dan James is not the only Swansea player who should be on Leeds United's radar this summer.

Centre-back is a position where the Whites lack depth and a free swoop for Mike Van Der Hoorn would make a lot of sense.

Club captain Van Der Hoorn is out of contract in the summer and is in the dark over his future.

 

The Sun reported that Aston Villa enquired after Van Der Hoorn in January only to be quoted £10 million, and shelved their interest.

Van Der Hoorn, 26, began his career at Ajax and is a former Dutch under-21 international.

The 6ft 3" centre-back played two seasons in the Premier League for the Swans and Wales Online report he is keen to play at a higher level.

Mike van der Hoorn of Swansea City in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Swansea City and Birmingham City at the Liberty Stadium on January 29, 2019 in Swansea, Wales.

Leeds, pushing for promotion, could make a case to sign the Dutchman whether they win promotion or not.

Even if they miss out, Leeds could pitch that they stand a better chance of going up next season than Swansea, or Aston Villa.

Leeds lack a solid third option in central defence after Pontus Jansson and Liam Cooper.

This has seen them often waste star midfielder Kalvin Phillips at centre-back to fill in when needed.

Van Der Hoorn on a free would be a no brainer for the Whites.

Mike van der Hoorn of Swansea City celebrates scoring his side's second goal with team mates during the Premier League match between Swansea City and West Ham United at Liberty Stadium on...

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