Leeds United look set to finalise a deal for the most talented forward in Ireland and League Champion Gavin Whyte.
Whyte currently stars for Crusaders in the Northern Irish Premiership where he has picked up the competitions best player award on the conclusion of the season.
The Crusaders have picked up their third league title in the past four years with Whyte’s help, as he was involved in 28 goals in 32 appearances (21 goals 7 assists).
The former Norther Irish Under 21 has been a phenom in the nations league and is now looking to take his game into a more challenging competition.
According to a report from Sky Sports, Leeds are set to beat more than ten clubs to the talented winger with plenty of interest coming from the Scottish leagues.
Whyte could see a potential move to the Whites as the best option; having idolised current squad member and compatriot Stuart Dallas, calling him ‘an inspiration’.
Dallas spent two years at Crusaders prior to his move to Brentford in 2012 and could soon see Whyte as a challenger for the starting spot at Leeds.
The 22-year old may take time to develop but his ability to play on either wing, behind the striker or as a number nine means that Leeds could find a use in the squad for Whyte.
Blessed with rapid speed, skill and a beautiful eye for goal, Whyte could add both goals from midfield and the skill to create chances in the final third, something Leeds are still missing in abundance.
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By Ryan Ingham