Report: Leeds tracking 'outstanding' Coventry left-back Sam McCallum

General views of Elland Road before the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Aston Villa at Elland Road on December 03, 2016 in Leeds, England.

The left-back is not the first Coventry City player to be linked with Leeds United of late.

Coventry City's Sam McCallum during the Sky Bet League One match between Coventry City and Blackpool at St Andrews on September 7, 2019 in Birmingham, England.

Leeds United are tracking a second Coventry City youngster, The Coventry Telegraph understands.

Leeds were strongly linked with a move for Jodi Jones, before the Coventry winger suffered a serious injury - from which he has yet to return - last season.

And it is claimed that Jones' Sky Blues colleague, Sam McCallum, has caught the Whites eye in the meantime.

McCallum has made five appearances for a Coventry side topping League One this season, and 15 in total since his 2018 move from non-league Hearn Bay FC.

 

His potential earned him a new three-year contract earlier this year, although interest from a club of Leeds United's stature could be hard to ignore for either Coventry or their versatile left-back.

McCallum recently impressed the Coventry-born former Bradford City player and manager, Greg Abbott, who told The Coventry Telegraph: "It’s what Coventry fans want to see, just people prepared to roll their sleeves up from the management down to the youngest player on the pitch, who I think was the left-back Sam McCallum, who I thought was outstanding.

"And do you know what, that’s why I was so animated because I was so pleased to see that. He’s still only 19, by the way!"

Leeds United's Adam Forshaw during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Nottingham Forest at Elland Road on August 10, 2019 in Leeds, England.

McCallum is with the same agency as the Leeds midfielder, Adam Forshaw, according to Transfermarkt.

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