Phil Hay of the Yorkshire Evening Post is reporting that Leeds United academy graduate Tom Lees has piqued the interest of Yorkshire Championship rivals Sheffield Wednesday.
Hearing that Sheffield Wednesday are in for Tom Lees. He’s in the squad tonight thought. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) July 29, 2014
The defender has become a stalwart of the team in recent seasons, having previously undergone a series of loan spells. He won promotion with Bury from League Two.
He was, however, regularly criticised by fans last season for his displays, and there is a sense that he may no longer be first choice at Elland Road. Scott Wootton and Jason Pearce began Leeds’s last pre-season tie as the preferred duo in defence, and they have continued that partnership into tonight’s clash with Swindon Town.
Lees has, however, travelled with the rest of the squad to tonight’s game.
Leeds have spent the summer looking for new defensive recruits. Jonathan Rossini seemed on the cusp of a move from Italy, but the move collapsed after he trained with Leeds in Val Gardena.