By Danny Wright

Five League One clubs are in pursuit of Leeds striker Lee Erwin, according to a report.

News outlet TeamTalk claims Chartlon manager Karl Robinson is in the race with his former club MK Dons for the 23-year-old, while also facing competition from three more of his league rivals.

Both Robinson and Dons boss Robbie Nielsen are said to be “keen” on snapping up the former Scotland Under-19 international, who spent last season on loan with Oldham in League One.

The report says that Leeds are willing to let Erwin leave on a free transfer this summer, but are looking to add a sell-on clause to any potential deal.

Erwin moved to Leeds in 2015 but has only earned 12 appearances in the senior squad and has failed to find the net.

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His loan switch to Oldham last season proved fruitful, as he scored ten goals in 40 appearances across all competitions while earning some of the most valuable first team experience in his career to date.

The striker began his career in Scotland in the youth academy of Motherwell before signing a three-year deal at Elland Road in 2015.

Football Insider Verdict

Erwin clearly doesn’t have a future with Leeds and it’s definitely best that Thomas Christiansen gets him off the wage bill as soon as possible. The fact that Erwin is transfer listed for free means that it’s unlikely a loan switch will materialise once again. Hopefully a permanent move to a League One team will kick Erwin’s career into life, as he’s had a fairly slow start to life in England after stuttering spells with Leeds and Bury. The second half of last season with Oldham saw the Scottish striker finally pick up a bit of momentum, so he will surely be hoping that he can continue that into the future.

In other Leeds news, these Champions League regulars are in talks with the Whites over a possible move for this attacker that is key to the first team.

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