Leeds United are pushing to sign Ben Johnson on a free transfer after his contract at West Ham ends.

Despite his best efforts, Ben Johnson has failed to get the minutes he deserves this season. While he may have had a downturn in form last term, this time around he has been sensational whenever called upon.

For whatever reason though, David Moyes has rarely turned to the defender. Most of his appearances come from the substitute bench, often with just a few minutes left.

Unfortunately, a combination of the lack of opportunities and a disagreement over how much he should be earning, he has refused to sign a contract to extend his stay beyond this season.

As you would expect, a number of clubs are said to be keen on acquiring his services including Aston Villa, Tottenham and, according to Football Insider, Leeds United. The latter of which showed interest back in January.

You would assume that Johnson would only consider a move to the Yorkshire club if they are promoted to the Premier League. If that does happen, it is potentially a change that makes a lot of sense. Leeds will need players who are Premier League proven if they want to stay up, and it is a big club where the 24-year-old can play week in week out.

Obviously, in an ideal world West Ham are able to convince him to stay, but this is beginning to look highly unlikely. Hopefully he starts to get the playing time his ability warrants wherever his career takes him.

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