Leeds have terminated striker Jack McKay’s contract six months early, according to a reliable journalist.

BBC reporter Adam Pope claimed on his personal Twitter account on Monday that the Whites have also torn up the deal for his twin bother Paul McKay.

It is understood that a switch to Leeds’ Championship rivals Cardiff is now on the cards for the two players.

Pope posted a link to another report about the Scottish twins, who joined the Whites in 2016 from Doncaster, however it makes no mention in that of the pair being released from Elland Road.

Inside Wales Sport has reported that the two McKay brothers have headed to the South Wales side for trials as Neil Warnock aims to improve the quality of his Under-23 set-up.

Jack McKay, 21, failed to make a single senior appearance for Leeds and was shipped out on loan to Scottish League One side Airdrieonians last season to earn some first-team experience.

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Defender Paul McKay, also 21, has made just the single appearance in the Yorkshire giants’ first-team which came in the FA Cup defeat to non-league Sutton United last term.

Football Insider verdict

It seems that it was never going to work out for the McKay brothers, with just one senior appearance between the duo in over a year at Elland Road. Leeds don’t seem like a club who will be able to produce much British in the talent as their Under-23s side is now largely dominated by overseas players after Victor Orta bankrolled a major overhaul of the development side in the summer. Kun Temenuzhkov and Oriol Rey are just a couple of European players to have been recruited after falling through the net at some of the bigger clubs on the continent. Paul and Jack McKay really didn’t stand much of a chance.

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

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