By Wayne Veysey

25th Sep, 2020 | 12:32pm

Exclusive: Player heads to Leeds United for talks after his club give green light

Motherwell rising star Sam Campbell is headed to Leeds United for talks next week, Football Insider has learned.

The Yorkshire giants are one of three Premier League clubs battling to sign the defender, 16, along with Liverpool and Brighton.

An industry source has told Football Insider that Campbell is set to visit Leeds for discussions and a tour of their facilities.

He has yet to make up his mind which of his suitors to join after they all had bids for him accepted by Motherwell.

The Scottish Premiership club have given the green light for him to head south of the border to hold discussions with any of his suitors.

Leeds have the chance to win Campbell over with their sales pitch and plans to integrate him into their set-up.

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The youngster has snubbed the offer of a three-year contract from Motherwell, who are keen to keep hold of him.

He is yet to make his first-team debut but has impressed for the Scottish club’s youth teams and was playing for their Under-18s when he was just 14.

Leeds have made strenuous efforts to bolster their youth ranks this summer and have spent a considerable amount of money on doing so.

They completed the signing of Dutch forward Crysencio Summerville in a £1million-plus deal last week after previously landing striker Joe Gelhart, defender Cody Drameh and forward Sam Greenwood for major fees.

Campbell joined Motherwell in December 2018.

Stephen Robinson’s side are eighth in the league after winning only two of their first eight top-flight games this season.

In other news, a northern club have opened talks to sign Leeds United ace who can play defence and midfield.