Leeds United news: Huddersfield beat Whites to Brown deal

By Wayne Veysey

17th Jun, 2019 | 12:04pm

Exclusive: Leeds blow as rivals beat them to winger signing after agreeing fee

EXCLUSIVE By Pete O’Rourke

Huddersfield Town have beaten Leeds United to the signing of winger Reece Brown after agreeing a fee with Forest Green, Football Insider can reveal.

Championship rivals Huddersfield and Leeds have been chasing the skilful attacker this summer, but the Terriers have moved quickly to settle terms with the League Two outfit.

A Huddersfield source has told Football Insider the club have agreed a compensation deal in the region of £100,000 with Forest Green for the player to avoid going to a tribunal.

The 23-year-old has been in demand as he is out of contract at the end of this month on the back of an outstanding 2018-19 campaign in which he scored 11 goals and provided 15 assists to help his club reach the League Two play-offs.

Huddersfield, who are preparing for life back in the Championship next season, have made attacking reinforcements one of their top priorities during this summer’s transfer window and see Brown as a potential star-in-the-making.

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As revealed by Football Insider last week, they had jumped into pole position ahead of Leeds for the attacker’s signature and have now agreed terms for a deal that should be finalised imminently.

The former Birmingham City youngster is now poised to become Huddersfield’s second signing of the summer following the arrival of Tommy Elphick on a free transfer from Aston Villa.

By contrast, Leeds have yet to sign any players this window after narrowly missing out on promotion to the Premier League.

In other Leeds United news, it can be REVEALED that Wolves have asked for another key Whites player in part-exchange for Helder Costa.