Leeds United: Charlie Taylor keen for future to be resolved as Premier League trio eye classy defender

Charlie Taylor is wanted by a trio of Premier League clubs.
Charlie Taylor is wanted by a trio of Premier League clubs.
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Leeds United defender Charlie Taylor has promised to give 100 per cent commitment to the cause as he waits for his Elland Road future to be decided.

It has been a testing start to the season from a mental perspective for Taylor and while his weekend performance at Hillsborough was sound and typically committed, his future remains uncertain.

I think once the transfer window is closed, then I will either not be at Leeds or definitely be at Leeds and I think then I can get my head around the fact either way whatever happens.

Charlie Taylor

United put in a strong performance against Sheffield Wednesday as manager Garry Monk and his side enjoyed a 2-0 derby victory thanks to goals from Marcus Antonsson and Chris Wood.

However, questions remain over the future of Taylor with the Premier League trio of West Brom, Burnley and Middlesbrough all thought to be interested in securing his services.

Asked if he expects to be at Leeds after the closure of the summer transfer window, the full-back – who saw a transfer request rebuffed at the start of this month – said: “I am not sure.

“Obviously I am contracted until the end of this season, so if they (Leeds) do not want to sell me, then I am under contract. It is up to them and their decision and if they keep me, then I will be until then.

“I think once the transfer window is closed, then I will either not be at Leeds or definitely be at Leeds and I think then I can get my head around the fact either way whatever happens.

“Then I can just concentrate on the football because it is hard at the minute to be fair with what is going on.

“The gaffer has been brilliant. He has just said he understands and said that he has got 100 per cent faith in me whenever he picks me and, hopefully, I can repay him out on the pitch.

“I think Leeds know what I want, but it is up to the club really.”

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