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Report: Leeds Reportedly Interested In Ireland International O'Dowda

Report: Leeds Reportedly Interested In Ireland International O'Dowda

Leeds are reportedly interested in signing Bristol City and Ireland winger Callum O'Dowda.

According to Sky Sports reporter Tim Thornton, the 23-year-old is viewed as an option by Leeds as they look to sign a new wide player.

O'Dowda joined Bristol from Oxford United in 2016 for a fee of around £1.25 million.

The English-born player was given a three-year contract by Bristol at the time. However, Bristol manager Lee Johnson said recently that the club has the option of tying O'Dowda down for a further year.

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"There’s no need to worry," Johnson told Bristol Live.

Yeah [he has a one year option deal]. We’ll either sell him for fortunes or give him a new contract.

In my eyes, he’s a player that I really want to continue to work with. The potential is still untapped for various reasons such as the stop start nature of football and sometimes injuries and the concussions that happen.

It’ll bear fruit for all of us if he stays here for the next three or four years of his career. My recommendation is for the club to keep Callum and everyone knows that.

But the contract negotiations aren’t part of my job - that’s handled by Mark Ashton and the board.

O'Dowda has made 22 appearances for Bristol in the Championship this season, 12 of those being starts. He has also scored twice and provided three assists.

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