Leeds United have held discussions with Liverpool over a potential move for Reds youngster Yasser Larouci, according to a report from the Liverpool Echo.
The Liverpool Echo reports that Larouci is set to be allowed to leave Anfield this summer. The report notes that the 19-year-old – who made his debut for Jurgen Klopp’s side earlier this year – has entered the final year of his contract on Merseyside.
And it appears that he is attracting some exciting options ahead of the summer window.
The Liverpool Echo reports that both Leeds and Brentford have held preliminary talks over a potential move for the teenager.
It is suggested that any move away would be on a permanent basis.
TBR View: Leeds move could present exciting opportunity for Larouci
If there is one area that Marcelo Bielsa is likely to prioritise strengthening this summer, it may well be left-back.
Stuart Dallas has been outstanding in that role this season. But the Northern Irishman is not a natural option in that position.
Barry Douglas and Gjanni Alioski have impressed since the season’s resumption. But if Leeds get promoted, they do arguably greater depth in that area.
Larouci is an unproven talent at the highest level. His two first-team appearances for the Reds have come in the FA Cup.
But it would be unfair to be too critical of him when the player holding down the Liverpool left-back spot is Andrew Robertson, while Leeds hero James Milner is providing cover.
However, the Whites will also have to see off competition from one of their promotion rivals if they hope to win the race for the defender.