Our View: Long-term Leeds target could now move to Elland Road after £14m agreement
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Our View: Long-term Leeds target could now move to Elland Road after £14m agreement

Back in 2016, it was said that Leeds had opened talks with Walsall over a deal for Rico Henry, as the Whites looked to replace Charlie Taylor.

Ultimately, a deal never materialised, but Leeds against showed interest in the left-back while Marcelo Bielsa was in charge, as they considered signing him from Brentford in 2020.

As a result of Junior Firpo’s struggles in the Premier League, Leeds are still in need of an outstanding left-back option.

Now, we think Henry could be on the move – potentially to Elland Road – after an interesting development.

What’s the story?

Well, according to Fabrizio Romano, Brentford have agreed a £14m deal with Bologna for the signing of Aaron Hickey.

The 20-year-old has shone in Italy, making a name for himself with some impressive displays at left-back for the Serie A side.

With Henry already in the squad, we’re not quite sure why Thomas Frank has decided to spend a significant sum of money on Hickey, as talented as the Scotland international is.

In our view, Brentford wouldn’t part with £14m for a backup option, so there is now a strong chance that Henry leaves the Bees in search of pastures new – in our view, at least.

Leeds should bid for Rico Henry

The 24-year-old impressed in his debut season in the Premier League last term, scoring three goals across 34 appearances for the Bees.

If we were in his shoes, we’d feel quite disappointed at the news that Hickey is on his way.

If he is experiencing such feelings, then it would be an ideal time for Leeds to make a bid and turn his head towards Yorkshire.

The left-back department is very thin under Jesse Marsch, and if a deal can be agreed for a reasonable fee, Leeds would be foolish not to try and sign the talented defender.

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