By Michael Brown

15th Oct, 2020 | 3:00pm

'Fits the mould for Leeds' - Exclusive: Top pundit reacts to big-money late midfielder swoop

Michael Brown insists that Derby County midfielder Louis Sibley would be an “exciting” young signing for Leeds United ahead of Friday’s transfer deadline.

The former Leeds and Sheffield United midfielder, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, believes that the 19-year-old could develop further with a move to Elland Road and suggests he “fits the mould” for his old side.

As revealed by Football Insider, Leeds are interested in securing a last-minute move for the promising midfielder and that Derby are seeking at least a £10million fee to let him go.

Leeds director of football Victor Orta has since confirmed the Whites’ interest in the Rams’ starlet in an interview with the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Brown believes that the young midfielder would be seen as one for the future by Leeds and someone that Marcelo Bielsa could mould to his liking.

Brown told Football Insider: “It’s difficult times at Derby County at the moment, to let more go…

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“He didn’t feature in the win at Norwich, so why’s he not featuring? He’s young, exciting potential and fits the mould for Leeds United so if that’s the case and they are in for him, then they’ll feel like he’s one they can develop further.”

Sibley, who is a graduate of Derby’s academy, has scored five goals and chipped in with a further three assists in his 22 appearances for the Rams’ senior side.

He has played in five of the club’s six games this season but, as confirmed by Phillip Cocu, picked up a minor injury which ruled him out against Norwich City.

In other Leeds United news, an EFL side are set to sign Whites player.