January 13, 2024

This month, Leeds United has been connected to many right-backs.

Having lost both Djed Spence and Luke Ayling in the first two weeks of the January transfer window, the Whites are looking to add at least one new full-back.

As early as September, Angus Kinnear declared that loans will be the majority of their January approach, with the Premier League being their obvious target market.

Both Neco Williams and Connor Roberts, both Wales internationals, are reportedly objectives; however, a deal for Williams appears unlikely. Ben Johnson of West Ham United is another player to watch.

Johnson has made just shy of 100 appearances for the Hammers but according to the Sun back in July, Mikel Arteta wanted to bring him to Arsenal alongside his old teammate Declan Rice.

Johnson was a summertime target for Arteta of Leeds.

In order to take advantage of Johnson’s contract issue at West Ham, Arteta was eager to sign him as a backup right-back in the summer. He will not be signing a new contract after his present one expires at the end of the current one.

Johnson ultimately chose to remain at the London Stadium despite Arsenal’s desire, although he has struggled to get playing time, appearing in only two Premier League games this season.

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