Date: 24th November 2018 at 12:33pm
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Hastings United midfielder will head to for a five-day trial in December, it has been confirmed.

The non-league club has announced via their official website that Lovatt, 18, has attracting a lot of attention for his fine performances in the Bostik South East Division.

ClubCall reported in September that West Brom had scouted the in-demand midfielder, but it appears as though Leeds have taken a major stride in the race to sign the teenager as he heads to Elland Road for a trial in the winter.

OPINION

Leeds look as though they have done quite well to get Lovatt to have a trial with them as the Hastings ace has attracted a lot of attention lately as clubs aim to find the next non-league gem to follow the footsteps of Jamie Vardy. TeamTalk has reported that even Premier League clubs have had a look at Lovatt as Watford, Crystal Palace and Brighton have been keeping tabs on him this season. Lovatt could be a very good signing for the Whites and hopefully they make the right decision on him during his five-day trial. It doesn’t give the player much time to impress but he can at least make a mark in that time then he will boost his chances of Leeds signing him for what would more than likely be a very, very minimal fee. Leeds’ academy would be a great place for Lovatt to develop, especially as he will see how many young players Marcelo Bielsa has had to use this season due to his small first team squad.