Goalkeeper Harrison Male is hoping to secure a move to an EFL club as he bids farewell to Leeds United, Football Insider has learned.
The 19-year-old has been told he will not get a new contract at his boyhood club, where he has an association going back 12 years.
A recruitment source has told Football Insider that Male is keen to land a new contract with a Football League team and is willing to drop down to the bottom two divisions.
The young keeper signed his first professional contract with Leeds in May of last year.
But he has failed to make an impression on the Under-23s, where Kamil Miazek and January signing Elia Caprile have been the regular keepers.
With the currently suspended Kiko Casilla and Illan Meslier the two senior men, Male has found himself surplus to requirements with his deal ending on 30 June.
He has never featured in a Leeds matchday squad but gained senior experience during a loan spell at non-league outfit Tadcaster Albion.
Speaking to 24/7 Football, a YouTube channel, Male revealed last weekend how much of a bind it will be to leave Leeds.
36' WHAT A GOAL! Miazek pulls off a great double save, McKinstry superbly drives up the pitch and into the Wolves box. His first strike is saved, but he knocks home the rebound! 0-2 pic.twitter.com/1OvAy2aXfT
— Leeds United (@LUFC) January 24, 2020
“I swear I’ve lived for 12 years, even living at home, I’ve spent more time there than I have at my own house,” he said.
“Definitely. It is sad to leave, but I always go by everything happens for a reason. If this is meant to be then hopefully I can progress somewhere else.”
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