Sources: North-west club in advanced talks to sign Leeds player within days
Lancaster City are in advanced talks to sign a wide player from the Leeds United ranks, Football Insider understands.
The non-league outfit’s boss Mark Fell has confirmed his interest in taking a rising star from Elland Road who can full-back as well as in a more advanced attacking role.
A Leeds source has told Football Insider that the club have presented a number of options to the north-west side during discussions over a loan move.
It is expected that a deal can be agreed within days, and certainly by the end of the month.
The Northern Premier League side are able to sign contracted players from outside of the transfer window that governs the professional teams in England.
Lancaster, whose star player is former Leeds midfielder David Norris, are keen on a versatile player who can slot in to a few positions on the flank.
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United are open to one of their young professionals to get regular game time at a more competitive level than their Under-18s and Under-23s.
There was an exodus of young talent from Leeds during the summer transfer window.
The most profile young exit was Ian Poveda, who joined Blackburn Rovers on loan, while Mateusz Bogusz headed to UD Ibiza for the season and Leif Davis linked up with Bournemouth on a loan-to-buy.
As first revealed by Football Insider, youngsters Robbie Gotts, Jordan Stevens and Bryce Hosannah all made permanent moves away from Leeds on deadline day.
Midfielder Gotts and winger Stevens both joined League Two Barrow on free transfers, while Hosannah joined Wrexham on a free.
This came after Niall Huggins joined Sunderland permanently on a four-year contract, news also broken by this site on 18th August.