Date: 10th July 2019 at 11:45am
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EXCLUSIVE By Pete O’Rourke

Leeds United defender Tyler Denton has agreed a deal to join Stevenage, Football Insider understands.

As revealed by Football Insider Leeds have sanctioned the departure of the 23-year-old and have allowed him to leave for free despite having a year to run on his contract at Elland Road.

It has paved the way for interest from multiple clubs and a United source has told Football Insider that Stevenage have moved quickly to agree terms with Denton.

He is set to sign a one-year deal with the option of another 12 months at the League Two outfit as he looks to kick-start his career.

Denton graduated from the youth ranks at Elland Road to make three appearances for the first team, all of which came during Garry Monk’s season as manager in 2016-17.

The attacking left-back has spent the last two seasons on loan at Port Vale and Peterborough in order to gain some valuable senior experience.

The Dewsbury-born defender made just 14 appearances for Peterborough last season, after 21 matches at Port Vale in the previous campaign.

The likes of Barry Douglas, Ezgjan Alioski, Leif Davis and Stuart Dallas, not to mention 2018-19 loaned-out pair Laurens De Bock and Tom Pearce, are ahead of him in the left-back pecking order at Leeds.

In other Leeds United news, Danny Mills has told Football Insider his information from the club is a new defender will be signed “fairly soon”.