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Report: Leeds close in on young midfielder, coaching staff impressed

By Amir Mir

Leeds are close to agreeing a deal for Doncaster Rovers midfielder Billy Whitehouse, according to a report.

The Star are reporting that the Yorkshire club are keen to bring the young midfielder to Elland Road to link up with the under-21s.

It is said Whitehouse has impressed the Leeds coaching staff after a recent trial with the club as they now strike a deal to land the Doncaster academy graduate.

Primarily a central-midfielder, Whitehouse featured on nine occasions for Doncaster last term and enjoyed a successful loan spell at National League side Halifax Town.

Current Doncaster manager Darren Ferguson has not given the Rotherham-born player any game time, despite Whitehouse making his debut as a teenager under the stewardship of Paul Dickov.

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If a deal does go through Leeds supporters will be pleased that manager Gary Monk is building a young, strong crop of players in his first season in charge at the Championship club.

The Whites have signed the attacking trio of Hadi Sacko, Kemar Roofe, and Marcus Antonsson, plus midfielder Matt Grimes, and the experienced Rob Green and Swansea’s Kyle Bartley at the back.

Monk aims to guide the club back to the top flight of English football, after relegation 12 years ago.

The West-Yorkshire club begin their Championship season with a tough away fixture against QPR on 7 August.

In other Leeds transfer news, Gary Monk has been dealt a blow as transfer target has decided to join a Serie B side.