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Leeds United Linked With This In Form Cardiff City Midfielder: Can Bielsa Pull Off This Signing?

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Ayush Chaurasia
Sports Management Graduate. Wannabe sports manager/writer and researcher. If not found disscussing about sports, will be seen talking about movies or tv shows. Miserable rest of the times.

Cardiff City’s Kadeem Harris has been influential for Neil Warnock in the last few games as the Bluebirds raised themselves to 8 points after getting their second win of the season. Harris’ good performance earned him a lot of accolade and Championship clubs like Leeds United are Aston Villa are said to be interested in this winger.

What has put the clubs on red alert is the fact that the 25-year-old is in the final year of his deal and is open to pre-contract talk with other clubs in January. Leeds United can definitely do with a wide player as they are quite thin in almost all the departments.

Warnock recently said on his performance, “I didn’t think I’d ever play him if I’m honest. At the start of the season I didn’t, but he’s just changed my mind. He deserves it. He’s been the best player in training for the last six weeks, he’s been an absolute breath of fresh air for me as a manager. I’ve had no option but to bring him into the squad.”

Not many players can make such a quick turn around from being on the fringes of the squad to becoming an essential player in just a few games. Marcelo Bielsa recently played down the notion of any new signings going through in January, but they should definitely make a case for a player who is producing the goods in the Premier League.

However, we believe the Bluebirds would be keen on giving him a new contract themselves. And the fact that the wide midfielder can have the exposure of playing in the Premier League throughout the season would make you think why the player would look at moving to the Championship at this point? So it remains to be seen whether the Whites would be able to lure him in the coming months.

The midfielder has been at Cardiff City since 2012 and has had loan spells at Brentford and Barnsley. Like Warnock, not many would have expected him to make a claim for a place during the Premier League but the 25-year-old is definitely proving his worth in the final year of his contract. 

Harris dominantly plays on the right flank and United do have the likes of Pablo Hernandez and Jack Harrison for that position. However, one shouldn’t forget that Hernandez is soon going to be 34 and Harrison is just on a season-long loan.

The West Yorkshire outfit might not need a right winger immediately, but they can definitely make a case for Harris who is impressing in his debut Premier League season and can be available on a cut-price deal if Warnock’s team fail to tie him down on a new contract.

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