Leeds United: Whites target Moore leaves door open for loan move to Championship

Leicester City's Liam Moore.
Leicester City's Liam Moore.
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LEEDS UNITED target Liam Moore has left the door open to a loan move to the Championship next season – with the Whites one of a host of clubs interested.

The 22-year-old is currently down the pecking order at the King Power Stadium last season, with Marcin Wasilewski, Wes Morgan and Robert Huth in front of him and another centre-back in Gareth McAuley also on the wish-list of manager Nigel Pearson.

Moore still his two years left on his Foxes deal and is part of the long-term picture, but a move to the Championship to get some extended game-time in 2015-16 is a possibility and something he would entertain.

Moore is well known to Uwe Rosler, who took him on loan during his time at Brentford in 2012-13, with the Bees also taking him for a brief temporary spell last term.

Leeds are understood to be one of several clubs who have enquired about the availability of Moore, with Leicester only likely to accede to a loan move, not a full-time one.

Moore, on business with England Under-21s at the forthcoming European Championships in the Czech Republic – with Gareth Southgate’s side finishing their preparations with a 1-0 win over Belarus at Oakwell last night – “My aim, since the season finished, has been to focus 100 per cent on these Euros. I really want to play my part. Then I will assess the situation. It will be something I speak to the management at Leicester about – what is best for me.

“I am a player who needs to be playing. I know it sounds silly, but for me to get to the point I want to be in my career, it has to be playing regularly just to get that experience.

“The Championship is a really good standard and it is something that is in the back of my mind.

“You can only learn so much on the training pitch. I am eager to learn so if that means more game-time in the Championship, then so be it.”

Leeds are understood to be in ongoing discussions with League One outfit Chesterfield regarding another possible target, Chesterfield full-back/winger Tendayi Darikwa.