Leeds should consider hijacking Sheffield United’s reported move for Tottenham Hotspur defender Cameron Carter-Vickers.
Sky Sports claim that Sheffied are close to signing the Premier League centre-back on loan as he goes searching for regular first-team experience.
It is believed that the north London club are willing to let him leave the club on a short-term basis to help his development and he is close to completing a move to the Championship.
However, The Peacocks should prepare a late swoop to try disrupt the deal and bring the USA Under-20 internationalto Elland Road.
The Whites are still in need of another centre-back to strengthen their squad beforoe the end of the window and highly-rated talent Carter-Vickers would be an ideal signing this summer.
Pontus Jansson, Liam Cooper and Matthew Pennington are the only known centre-backs in the squad, while the likes of Cameron Borthwick-Jackson and Conor Shaughnessy can act as emergency cover.
Thomas Christiansen should look to have four main options in the key position as he will need a big squad to help achieve ambitions of promotion.
Spurs ace Carter-Vickers is recognised as a big talent in North London and it may come as a surprise to some that Mauricio Pochettino is willing to let him leave on loan.
Leeds should be able to persuade the defender to choose them over Sheffield United, with the latter only promoted from League One last season.
Carter-Vickers is a modern day centre-back that is strong in possession and that would help him fit in quickly at Elland Road.
He is also very commanding in the air and should be able to thrive off the physical battles in the Championship.
The defender is yet to experience senior football in a regular basis and there would be a slight element of risk for Leeds, but he is being tipped for great things and the Yorkshire giants should try and get him while they still can.