By Wayne Veysey

8th Jul, 2022 | 10:27am

Sources: Millwall agree to sign Leeds United star Jamie Shackleton

Millwall have agreed to sign Leeds United midfielder Jamie Shackleton on loan, sources have told Football Insider.

The Championship club are putting the finishing touches to a deal that would see the 22-year-old become the second United player to head to the New Den.

Defender Charlie Cresswell, 19, joined Millwall earlier this week in a move that was also first exclusively revealed by Football Insider.

Now Shackleton is set to join his younger teammate after the green light from Leeds chiefs.

Manager Jesse Marsch does not see the United academy product as a key player for next season and has already strengthened in midfield following the landmark departure of Kalvin Phillips to Man City.

Leeds have signed signed the USA midfielder Tyler Adams from RB Leipzig on a five-year deal for a fee that could reach £20m with add-ons, as well as Spaniard Marc Roca in a £10m deal.

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With six new signings already sealed this summer, United feel comfortable letting Shackleton go.

His imminent move to Millwall is a blow to Reading, whose boss Paul Ince is hoping to lure the former England Under-20 international.

Shackleton, who made 16 appearances in all competitions last term, only featured once following the arrival of Marsch in February.

He has operated mainly as cover for Luke Ayling at right-back since the Whites won promotion back to the Premier League in 2020.

They have signed right-back Rasmus Kristensen from Red Bull Salzburg this summer which has pushed Shackleton further down the pecking order.

Shackleton still has two years left to run on his current Leeds contract and will be hoping a loan move away will give him a chance to impress with a consistent run of games.

He has played 79 times for the Yorkshire giants since his debut in August 2018, including 10 Premier League starts.

In other news, Leeds United set sights on move for Spaniard after shock Thursday development.