Leeds have made enquiries about bringing Liverpool youngster Ben Woodburn to Elland Road in January after Jurgen Klopp sanctioned a loan exit for the 18-year-old, according to a report.
The Mirror claim that the Whites are making a move for the young Welsh flyer after Klopp decided to loan him out for the rest of the season, provided he is guaranteed significant playing time.
It is reported that Championship rivals Sunderland are also interested in Woodburn, with manager Chris Coleman hopeful of a reunion with a player he handed his international debut.
Left-winger Woodburn burst onto the scene for the Reds in a game against Leeds last season, becoming Liverpool’s youngest-ever goalscorer at the age of 17 years and 45 days as he slotted home at the near post to secure a 2-0 EFL Cup quarter-final win.
Football Insider verdict:
Woodburn has only made 10 senior appearances for Liverpool since his debut last season, but he is much more highly-regarded than that record would suggest. The young Welsh wizard has impressed Klopp with his performances in training, and the German holds the 18-year-old in very high esteem. It has obviously been recognised that Woodburn is best-served by going out on loan after playing most of the season with the Under-23s, and it seems as though the Championship is his likely destination. At this point, Sunderland look the most likely to secure his services, with Coleman knowing the player well and is probably able to guarantee more game time for the flyer.
In other Leeds United transfer news, fans have been quick to mock this former Whites man after he was sacked on Saturday.