Ben Johnson to make Leeds United decision after West Ham offer

Ben Johnson of West Ham United
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Leeds United long-term target Ben Johnson is yet to sign a contract with West Ham United, making him a free agent in a matter of weeks. The full-back is reported to be ready to make a decision on his future in the coming week.

Leeds were said to be heavily interested in the 24-year-old in January, with the prospect of bringing in a Premier League proven full-back on a free deemed to be an astute piece of business to bolster Daniel Farke’s squad.

West Ham are keen to tie Johnson down to a long-term deal, with The Athletic reporting a five-year contract has been tabled, but the England under-21 international is seemingly keeping his options open as his minutes have dwindled over the last season owing to David Moyes’ preference of Vladimir Coufal.

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Being with the Hammers since 2007, Johnson signed his first professional contract in 2018 and has gone on to make over 100 appearances in claret and blue - though he has started just seven times this season, with the lack of minutes believed to be the reason he has been tentative to put pen to paper and extend his stay in the capital.

Though Leeds are at the forefront of links with the talented defender with right-back a high priority signing for the Whites, there is also said to be interest from Crystal Palace and Rangers to contend with should Johnson not commit to West Ham.