By Pete O’Rourke
Leeds United midfielder Liam Bridcutt is on the verge of sealing a move to Championship rivals Nottingham Forest, Football Insider sources understand.
Talks have been ongoing with Forest and are said to be progressing well, with the player himself having agreed a permanent move ahead of Saturday’s game against Sunderland.
Bridcutt wasn’t in the squad for the Sunderland game, and despite manager Thomas Christiansen saying that he was still part of his plans, that doesn’t seem to have been backed up on the pitch.
Bridcutt hasn’t started a game for Leeds yet this season and now it looks like last season’s captain has played his last game for the club.
Football Insider sources have told us that the move to Forest should be completed with the next two days, possibly before Leeds’ next game in the League Cup against Newport County.
Bridcutt’s contract runs out next summer and it looks like the club have decided to cash in on the player, with more moves possible for Leeds in what has already been a busy transfer window.
Chris Wood, Leeds’ main goal threat, is himself on the verge of a move to the Premier League – Sky Sports have reported he was taking a medical ahead of a £15million move.
That means Christiansen could be looking to add a new striker in the next couple of weeks.
In other Leeds transfer news, a reliable journalist has given an update on Wood’s contract situation.