By Harry Sykes
Leeds United are preparing to allow Lee Erwin to go out on loan again next season, according to a transfer expert.
Yorkshire Evening Post correspondent Phil Hay has revealed that the centre-forward is “likely to be made available again” for a spell at another club.
The 23-year-old has just completed a successful season-long loan with League One club Oldham and a repeat is on the cards.
Asked by a supporter about the future of Erwin, Hay, who is renowned for breaking transfer stories, replied on his personal Twitter account the striker is set to go out on loan again in the final year of his contract.
@rosswylie likely he’ll be made available again.
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) May 16, 2017
Erwin has impressed at Boundary Park this season, establishing himself as a mainstay of the team that finished 17th in the league and scoring 10 goals in 40 matches in all competitions.
He is yet to make an impact for Leeds following his arrival from Motherwell in 2015, with his 12 senior appearances yet to yield a single goal.
Leeds are likely to overhaul their forward ranks this summer irrespective of whether they are able to hang on to Championship leading scorer Chris Wood.
Manager Garry Monk made it clear he wanted a new striker in the January transfer window but the club ended up signing two wingers on loan instead.
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