Leeds United transfer news: McKay twins head to Cardiff for trials

By Danny Wright

18th Dec, 2017 | 3:13pm

Leeds striker heads to Championship rivals ahead of potential transfer - report

Leeds United striker Jack McKay and twin brother Paul McKay have headed to Cardiff in order to have trials, according to a report.

Inside Wales Sport claims that Cardiff are potentially looking to sign the duo as Leeds’ Championship rivals, managed by former boss Neil Warnock, look to strengthen their Under-23s squad ahead of the second half of the campaign.

Jack McKay, 21, has never made a senior appearance for Leeds and was shipped out on loan to Scottish League One side Airdrieonians last season.

Defender Paul McKay, also 21, has made just one appearance in the Whites first-team which came in the shock FA Cup defeat to non-league Sutton United last season, however he has not played since but has been a regular in the development side in Yorkshire.

Both of the brothers were only signed in 2016 from Doncaster but it now seems that their time at Elland Road could be coming to an end soon after they were allowed to go to Cardiff for a trial.

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Leeds may look to offload both of the McKay brothers, mainly because it now seems that the club would prefer a much more foreign influence in their development side. The Glasgow-born twins have not really taken off at Elland Road and it may be best for them to leave and try afresh with Warnock at Cardiff. The Bluebirds have brought through a good number of young British talent in the past but it’s not something that the South Wales side is well known for. Warnock seems to hope that an influx of trialists could change that in the future. As for Leeds, they need to be careful that they aren’t alienating domestic youth players with all these arrivals from overseas.

In other Leeds United news, Noel Whelan has slammed one player for his performance in the win against Norwich.

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