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Carlton Palmer believes Leeds United will win the race to sign Millwall defender Jake Cooper.

If Millwall centre-back Jake Cooper becomes available this window, Carlton Palmer believes Leeds United will win the race to sign him.

The former Leeds defender stated the club would be favourites to acquire Cooper, ahead of clubs such as West Brom, who would be vying for promotion this season.

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jake cooper

Cooper has been linked with moves to both clubs this summer, but Millwall manager Gary Rowett has stated that the club intends to extend his contract in the coming weeks [South London Press, 17 August] in order to fight off interested clubs.

The BBC pundit told Football League World on August 17th, “He would fit in at either club, but I think Leeds would win the race for his signature if he was allowed to leave, on the basis that Leeds will be pushing for promotion, added to the fact West Brom seem to be having all kinds of financial problems.”

jake cooper
jake cooper

Leeds should make an effort to complete this task.

Despite Millwall‘s evident confidence in tying down their top man to a new deal, Leeds should make every effort to persuade Cooper to transfer to Elland Road. offer him Daniel Farke‘s project, offer him the promise of advancement, and close the transaction.

Cooper would provide much-needed depth and Championship experience to Leeds’ back line. Despite the loan signing of Joe Rodon from

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leeds stadium

Tottenham, Leeds still require further depth as captain Liam Cooper is expected to miss up to eight weeks with an ankle injury [The Athletic, 8 August].

The Millwall defender thrives in aerial duels and enjoys a fight, making him the type of combative defender Farke may want to team with his more technically gifted options. He can also play long passes out wide, which could provide a another option if they have to go route one.

 

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