Leeds United will be keeping tabs on Aberdeen youngster Lewis Pirie over the next few months.
That is according to journalist Pete O’Rourke, who was speaking to This is Futbol about the latest news from Elland Road.
The Whites have endured a busy summer transfer window, with the club signing a multitude of players over the summer months including the prospects Darko Gyabi from Manchester City and Sonny Perkins from West Ham United.
This would suggest that the club have a keen eye on signing players with a view to securing the long-term future of the club.
And O’Rourke believes that the Premier League club will be keeping an eye on 15-year-old Pirie over the coming months.
“Leeds have a proven track record in recent years of trying to sign some of the best young talent and then using them in their U21 squad, and they have quite a strong squad as well.
“So, Leeds obviously see the potential in him [Pirie] and I’m sure they’ll be keeping tabs on his situation.”
TIF Thoughts on O’Rourke’s comments
We believe that Leeds are actively looking to secure their future talents as early as possible, in order to save money on future transfer fees, as well as showing an element of faith in these young talents.
We think that this will be a model that works in the long-run, with the club likely to be in an advanced position to sign some of the best young talent, if they have a track record of providing the best for their youth prospects.
Therefore, we think there is a good chance that the Whites will actively be pursuing a deal for Pirie, if he is willing to make the move south of the border at such a young age.