Leeds United are reportedly in pole position to sign Tottenham defender Cameron Carter-Vickers.
According to the Sun, the Whites are one of several Championship teams in the running to land the 21-year-old from Premier League outfit Spurs.
It is understood that the centre-back is set to spend the new campaign out on loan and Leeds are “favourites” to win the race for him.
The report details that West Brom are also keen on swooping for the USA international.
The relationship between Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa and Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino gives the Yorkshire club the edge, while the two clubs have already negotiated Jack Clarke’s transfer this summer.
Carter-Vickers is a highly-rated defender to come out of the Spurs academy, but he’s played just four senior games for the North London club and can’t quite make a first-team breakthrough.
He’s had three separate loan spells in recent years and impressed last season for Swansea City.
Leeds are desperately in need of one more centre-back addition before the summer window closes and it’s excellent news that they are frontrunners for Carter-Vickers.
Liam Cooper and Brighton loanee Ben White look a solid partnership in the heart of defence for Leeds, but they need more cover than just Gaetano Berardi behind them.
Cavert-Vickers finished the campaign in great form for Swansea and has proven himself in the Championship.
The American is a physical force that is good with the ball too and would be a sensible signing for Bielsa.