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Report: Leeds and West Ham want Brentford left-back Rico Henry

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Report: Leeds and West Ham want Brentford left-back Rico Henry

Leeds United and West Ham United are amongst a string of Premier League sides now interested in signing Brentford left-back Rico Henry, according to a report from the Daily Mail.

Henry is one of a number of Bees players reportedly attracting attention heading into the summer. Thomas Frank’s side were one of the Championship’s most impressive outfits all season, but agonisingly missed out on promotion.

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The left-back was arguably the division’s best in his position over the course of the campaign. So perhaps unsurprisingly, he could be offered the chance to step up to the top flight during this window.

The Daily Mail reports that the Whites and West Ham want Henry. Meanwhile, Slaven Bilic is keen to take the 23-year-old to West Bromwich Albion. And Brighton are also in the running.

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The report notes that Henry is under contract until 2023. So the Bees are in a strong position to demand a significant fee for the former Walsall man.

TBR View: Henry could be exciting signing for Leeds

Marcelo Bielsa may not feel that he needs to prioritise signing a new left-back. Stuart Dallas, Gjanni Alioski and Barry Douglas had the position covered at various points throughout their title-winning campaign.

 

Dallas, in particular, was a revelation. However, some may be concerned about the fact that the Northern Irishman is not naturally a left-back, particularly following promotion.

Signing Henry would be a big statement of intent from Leeds.

But the Mail’s report highlights how difficult it could be for his admirers to get a deal done amid so much interest.

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