Leeds United are reportedly not done doing business with West London club Brentford. After selling Pontus Jansson to Brentford earlier this week, it’s now rumoured that the Yorkshire club has gone back to make an offer for midfielder Romaine Sawyers.
Leeds are not the only club interested in Sawyers, as it’s also rumoured that Celtic FC in Scotland are also keen on landing the player’s signature.
Report claims Leeds will rival Celtic in race to sign classy Brentford midfielder Romaine Sawyershttps://t.co/HwzgJVuzt3— James Marshment (@marshyleeds) July 11, 2019
The 27 year-old St Kitts and Nevis international joined Brentford from Walsall in the summer of 2016 after spending three years at the club, including time on loan from West Bromwich Albion. Sawyers came up through the youth system at West Brom, going on loan a number of times until his deal at Walsall was made permanent in the summer of 2013.
He’s totalled 39 goals and 53 assists in 362 career appearances, including seven assists in 46 appearances in all competitions last year for Brentford. He scored five goals and had five assists in 44 appearances the year before.
Sawyers would be an experienced upgrade in the central midfield, playing alongside Matuesz Klich, and would probably be a better fit there than Kemar Roofe or Tyler Roberts, both of which are more effective at striker.
Leeds need to improve quality and depth in the side if they are to make another attempt at promotion this season, and the acquisition of Sawyers would be a good bit of business. Perhaps Leeds can get a deal done sometime soon to bring someone into the club instead of just selling defenders?