Kadeem Harris still poised to be free agent; should Leeds move after recent rumour?

Kadeem Harris of Cardiff looks on during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Cardiff City at Anfield on October 27, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

Leeds United were linked with Kadeem Harris in November.

Kadeem Harris of Cardiff looks on during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Cardiff City at Anfield on October 27, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

Cardiff City gave themselves hope of Premier League survival last week with a 2-0 win over West Ham United, but they still face an uphill struggle.

The Bluebirds are battling away under Neil Warnock, but remain favourites to go down alongside Huddersfield Town and Fulham this season.

Cardiff's situation means out-of-contract players have been left in limbo. Some way be allowed to leave if they stay up, but relegation could make matters complicated.

 

One such player is winger Kadeem Harris, who has featured just twice in 2019 for Cardiff despite having a burst of appearances between October and December.

Harris is still set to become a free agent this summer having failed to agree a new deal, and The Sun reported back in November that Leeds United are interested in signing him.

The 25-year-old has pace and is a tricky customer out wide, but has only really shown flashes of his quality for Cardiff, rather than a consistent spell of proven ability.

Kadeem Harris of Cardiff City in action during the Premier League match between Cardiff City and Brighton & Hove Albion at the Cardiff City Stadium on November 10, 2018 in Cardiff, Wales.

Whilst Harris will be available for free, he'll be 26 by the start of next season, and that's the kind of age where a player needs to get out of the 'potential' phase and begin really contributing regularly – something he hasn't done at Cardiff.

An argument could be made that Harris wouldn't even get in the Leeds side right now, much less if they win promotion to the Premier League, and whilst he could be worth a punt for a Championship club this summer, Leeds should – and probably will – be aiming higher.

Kadeem Harris of Cardiff City and Arthur Masuaku of West Ham United battle for the ball during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Cardiff City at London Stadium on...

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