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Leeds reportedly join Rangers in race for youngster with £300,000 release clause

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According to the Bristol Post, Leeds United have joined Rangers in the race for signing West Bromwich Albion starlet Tyler Roberts, whose contract is set to expire at the end of the current campaign.

Leeds’ chief of staff, Thomas Christiansen, is looking to boost his attacking line, and after unsuccessful attempts to sign Orlando City striker Cyle Larin and Groningen forward Mimoun Mahi, the 19-year-old prodigy might be the right choice for the ‘Whites’.

Roberts is not willing to extend his current contract with the Baggies and is already free to negotiate with other clubs over a summer move.

But, Leeds may push for the youngster already this January, as they desperately need a player to replace unconvincing Pierre-Michel Lasogga and Jay-Roy Grot.

However, the Championship side will have to beat the fierce competition from Graeme Murty, as the Rangers manager might try to take advantage of a £300,000 release clause in Roberts’ contract to take him north of the border.