Done deal: Leeds agree terms for 21-year-old after paperwork finalised
By Will Butcher
Leeds forward Lee Erwin has joined League One outfit Oldham on a season-long loan, it was confirmed on Saturday.
The Scotland under-19 international made just two starts for the Leeds last season, after joining from Motherwell just over a year ago.
Leeds’ official website confirmed that Erwin, 21, will spend the 2016-17 campaign at Oldham after Garry Monk sanctioned the deal.
This came in the same week that winger Hadi Sacko moved to Elland Road on loan from Sporting Lisbon, while it has been claimed Monk is closing in on another winger signing.
Erwin spent the first half of the 2015-16 season on-loan at Bury, where he made just three appearances before rejoining Leeds. The striker made his debut for Leeds four months after signing during a league match against Rotherham in November.
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Erwin, who has also had a loan spell at Arbroath, has two years remaining on his Elland Road contract and is yet to find the back of the net in England.
Manager Garry Monk has continued to revamp his squad by removing what he considers to be the dead wood. The former Swansea boss has also sold Casper Sloth to Danish side Aalborg, while Tommaso Bianchi and Giuseppe Bellsuci return to Italy with Ascoli and Empoli respectively.
Star midfielder Lewis Cook’s £10million sale to Bournemouth was also confirmed on Friday, giving Monk money to add to his six summer recruits.
Watford’s injury-prone Swedish defender Joel Ekstrand is likely to be Monk’s next move, with only three recognised centre-backs in Monk’s first-team; Liam Cooper, Kyle Bartley and Sol Bamba.
In other Leeds news, Monk is close to securing a replacement for Cook.