Yiadom ends talk of Leeds United move by joining Reading

Andy Yiadom challenges Pablo Hernandez during Barnsley's 2-1 defeat to Leeds United last month.
Andy Yiadom challenges Pablo Hernandez during Barnsley's 2-1 defeat to Leeds United last month.
0
Have your say

Andy Yiadom has quashed talk of a move to Leeds United by agreeing to join Reading.

The Barnsley defender underwent a medical with Reading this morning before finalising a free transfer to the Madejski Stadium.

The defender played under Leeds head coach Paul Heckingbottom at Oakwell and was among the potential recruits identified by United’s boss with his Barnsley contract set to end on June 30.

Yiadom is moving on from South Yorkshire in the wake of Barnsley’s relegation to League One.

Leeds, however, did not make a formal offer to him amid doubts about whether the 26-year-old would be needed next season.

United have three rights-backs in Luke Ayling, Gaetano Berardi and Lewie Coyle - back at Elland Road after a year on loan with Fleetwood Town - and were reluctant to add another right-footed left-back to their squad.

Yiadom, whose transfer will go through on July 1, has accepted a four-year contract at Reading.

Elland Road.

Championship rumour mill: Rangers set to swoop for Leeds United target

l

Leeds United fans on Twitter: ‘He’d give us a right team of battlers’