Leeds United can save “millions” by signing Josh Feeney from Fleetwood Town.
That is the view of former Arsenal and Everton striker Kevin Campbell, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the possibility of the 16-year-old defender arriving at Elland Road this summer.
According to the Daily Mail, Fleetwood’s highly-rated teenager is attracting interest from a host of Premier League clubs and Celtic ahead of the next transfer window.
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Leeds, Wolves, Leicester City and Aston Villa are all said to have made contact with the League One club regarding a potential move.
Feeney is yet to make his debut for Fleetwood but has been named in their last three matchday squads having mightily impressed at youth level.
When asked for his thoughts on the teenager’s future, Campbell told Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs:
“One thing I do know is that when a youngster is involved with the first team at such a young age, the big boys will be looking. He will have popped up on the radar of a few teams I imagine.
“Getting hold of quality at a young age, for cheap, can save you millions down the road.
“Leeds have a reputation of giving youngsters a go so that could work in their favour.
“The youngster has obviously been producing regularly at youth level so it could be a great bit of business for Leeds if they can get a deal over the line.”