So far this season, Leeds United have fielded four different centre-back partnerships and with Bielsa’s side possessing one of the leakiest defences in the division, the Elland Road side must look to swoop for re-inforcements this January Transfer Window, to tighten up a defence which seeps goals for fun. One of those heavily-linked with a move to Elland Road is Canadian-born Fikayo Tomori, who is currently plying his trade with Chelsea. The 23 year-old has found minutes hard to come by thus far this season, Tomori making just the one appearance for the West-London outfit and finding himself deeply down the pecking order.
Tomori featured in the Derby County side which made the play-off final in 2019, knocking out Leeds United in their wake. He was an integral player for the Rams that season and alongside Richard Keogh, the youngster displayed remarkable consistency during his breakthrough season in English football and made more interceptions than any Derby player that season, 69 to be precise. Tomori was the first Derby loanee to pick up the ‘Young Player of the Season’ award, richly deserved to say the least.
Tomori would bring with him a plethora of assets needed for the Whites to sustain their Premier League status, a physical presence for set-pieces with the Whites regularly being masters of their own down-fall. Tomori’s style of play resembles that of Ben White’s who is able to meraud forward with the ball and is certainly capable of playing sumptuous passes out to players on the flank. If Leeds were to secure the services of the 23 year old it would certainly be a shrewd bit of business with many other clubs also eager to land the signature of the Chelsea player