Coventry City defender Sam McCallum is reportedly being watched by Leeds United. According to The Coventry Telegraph, Leeds are one of several teams tracking McCallum’s progress at The Ricoh Arena.
But while Leeds watch McCallum, his left-back rival at Coventry might catch the eye. Brandon Mason plays ahead of McCallum when both are fit and he could be the better option of the two.
McCallum: An exciting prospect
Coventry signed McCallum from non-league side Herne Bay after the teenager impressed in the Jamie Vardy academy. Just over a year later and he is playing first-team football already.
The 19-year-old has played 15 games in total for the Sky Blues, operating predominantly at left-back but also on the left side of midfield and at right-back. McCallum is mainly a bit-part player, though, getting seven games under his belt this season covering for the injured Mason.
Mason: Championship quality already
Mason is now back and he regained his starting spot in Tuesday night’s win over AFC Wimbledon. He had been out since the clash with Watford in the Second Round of the EFL Cup this season.
The 21-year-old was the first-choice left-back for all of last season after joining on a free transfer from Watford. He has all the qualities to be a starting left-back for a Championship club already and he is still young.
But Mason recently signed a new long-term contract at Coventry. It would take a sizeable fee to prise him away from the West Midlands.
Both could be long-term Leeds left-backs
Both Mason and McCallum are two of the finest young full-backs in the Football League. Leeds should be scouting both of these players in action over the course of the season.
Coventry are primed for a promotion push and both players might fancy staying with the Sky Blues if they are a Championship club next season. But either option has the potential to break into the Leeds line-up at left back in the future.