EXCLUSIVE: Leeds, West Ham chasing MK Dons defensive starlet

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A host of clubs, including Leeds and West Ham, are chasing Milton Keynes Dons starlet Matthew Sorinola, TEAMtalk understands.

The teenage left-back has broken into the first-team this season and has made a big impression.

Sorinola was originally with Fulham but joined MK Dons’ academy when he was 16. He has since progressed through their system.

Having spent time on-loan in non-league earlier this year, he is now a regular under Russell Martin.

And Sorinola’s progress has not gone unnoticed with a host of scouts being impressed with his progress.

We understand that Leeds, West Ham, Newcastle, West Brom, Burnley, Crystal Palace, Brentford, Bournemouth and Middlesbrough are amongst the clubs to have checked on him since the start of the season.

Serious Leeds flaw need addressing

Noel Whelan admits Leeds will continue to struggle to climb the table if they don’t address an obvious Achilles heel.

The Yorkshire side are back in the Premier League after a 16-year absence and have won admirers for their exciting brand of football.

However, Friday’s defeat to West Ham was their sixth in 12 games and fourth in the last six.

After the match, an honest Marcelo Bielsa was left to make this frank admission about his side’s performance.

It all started well for Leeds against David Moyes’ side with a twice-taken Mateusz Klich penalty handing them an early lead.

However, two set plays proved their undoing with Tomas Soucek and Angelo Ogbonna heading home.

And Whelan admits that unless Leeds manage to tighen up at the back, they will struggle to claim wins.

Speaking to Football Insider, he even conceded that Leeds had been “embarrassed” at how easy it is for teams to expose the flaw.

“We are playing some brilliant football and it’s so good to watch, huge credit to Bielsa for that,” Whelan said. For the but, read more…