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Report: Leeds have held talks with Hull about attacker Mallik Wilks

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Report: Leeds have held talks with Hull about attacker Mallik Wilks

Leeds United have reportedly held talks with Championship rivals Hull City about Mallik Wilks.

The 20-year-old has come through the academy at Elland Road and spent last season away from the Whites on loan at Doncaster Rovers.

According to the Hull Daily Mail, Hull have commenced discussions with Leeds in a bid to sign the attacker.

It is understood that Hull boss Grant McCann hopes he can help swing the deal for the youngster, as he worked with him at Doncaster.

The report details that Leeds are open to the idea of allowing the player’s exit on a permanent basis if a fee can be agreed.

Wilks played 55 games across all competitions last season for Doncaster and ended up losing in the League One play-off semi-finals.

 

He is a wide player with a real eye for goal, scoring 16 goals and supplying 12 assists in return.

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TBR’s View:

Leeds have a big decision to make over Wilks this summer and they should try loan him out again if he’s not in line for regular action in Marcelo Bielsa’s team.

The skilful wide player clearly has a strong future ahead of him if he keeps developing and made huge steps forward last season.

But there will be huge competition for places in wide areas at Leeds in the upcoming campaign, with the likes of Jack Harrison, Helder Costa and Jack Clarke all in contention.

Leeds should check on Wilks during pre-season and see if he’s ready to make his impact at Elland Road.

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