Leeds United transfer rumours as midfielder monitored, Costa speculation, sold youngster shines

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Here are the latest Leeds United transfer rumours on Friday, December 17.

Leeds continue to ‘keep tabs’ on Swift

According to website Football Insider, Leeds United are keeping tabs on Reading’s John Swift as a possible solution to the Whites’ injury trouble.

Twenty-six-year-old Swift has scored eight goals and got nine assists for Reading this season, though the team still languishes down in 21st place in the Championship.

Website Football Insider reported: “A Leeds source has updated to reveal to Football Insider the club are continuing to keep tabs on Swift.”

The report also quoted former Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell suggesting Leeds should move quickly: “January is gong to be so important for Leeds. They need to recruit wisely.

“Swift is have an amazing season at Reading. I think he could be one of two or three players who come in to bolster that squad.

“I know there is good youngsters coming through but this is the Premier League. You need proven quality. The players coming in need to be ready to fight.”

Valencia consider ?17m to buy H?lder Costa

According to Spanish media, Valencia are still deciding whether to pay ?17m if they want to sign H?lder Costa from Leeds on a permanent transfer.

The 27-year-old winger is currently on loan and playing regularly for the Spanish side who are seventh in La Liga.

Now a Spanish website Super Deporte, as reported by Sport Witness, has reported that a permanent deal will cost Valencia ?17m but they have still not made up their minds.

Sport Witness wrote: “Several reports last month made it clear they have an option to make the loan from Leeds permanent.”

However, the report went on to say that Valencia have ‘tight’ finances and are in no rush.

Shackleton praises former Leeds youngster

Jamie Shackleton has been on Instagram to compliment former Leeds midfielder Robbie Gotts.

Gotts, now 22 and from Harrogate, spent several years at Leeds United before being sold to League Two side Barrow this summer.

Last night his side knocked League One’s Ipswich Town out of the FA Cup and Gotts got an assist and scored.

After the game Gotts wrote on Instagram: “Special night. Goal, Assist & win! Onto the next round we go.”

Jamie Shackleton then commented: “Serious player.”

Leeds youngster Alfie McCalmont, currently at Morecambe, also commented with a heart emoji.

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