By Azeem Siddiqui

10th Sep, 2022 | 2:10pm

View: Leeds United wrong to let Liam McCarron go with left-back problem

Leeds United were extremely active in the recently concluded transfer window where they signed six first-team players.

One of the areas they tried to strengthen was the left-back department where there is only one established player in Junior Firpo.

One of the players who could’ve been an option for the Whites in the near future in that area was Liam McCarron who ended up joining Championship club Stoke City on a permanent deal in the summer.

One for the future

Leeds tried extremely hard to bring in bodies to strengthen the left-back department where there is a clear overreliance on Junior Firpo who had his fitness and form concerns going into this campaign.

Even though the Whites signed someone like Rasmus Kristensen who can play on both sides of the field, it is still important for them to keep on looking to sign players to solidify the left side of the defence.  

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McCarron could’ve been a viable option for the club going forward as he impressed while playing for Leeds U21s where in 21 matches in Premier League 2 last season, he managed to score four and assist down the left [Transfermarkt].

Those numbers are not bad for someone so young who is still in a development phase and it would not have been a bad idea to keep him under the radar and bring him to the senior team to give more competition to the former Barcelona left-back.

Let’s hope this is not a big mistake moving forward.

In other Fulham news, the Cottagers were considering a summer move for this League Two sensation after his club’s recent relegation from the third tier.