Back at the beginning of June, Leeds United’s summer transfer rumour mill started linking us with a potential move for Carlisle United youngster Liam McCarron.
The 18-year-old enjoyed a good breakthrough campaign in League Two, making 20 appearances across 2018/19 but he would be very much one for the future.
At the time Wolverhampton Wanderers, Sheffield United and Derby County were also being linked with having an interest in him and the fee was named as being £250,000.
Over the weekend former Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Phil Hay took to social media to state that a deal for the youngster was now almost done.
Leeds United close to signing 18-year-old winger Liam McCarron from Carlisle United. One for the future but will command a six-figure fee. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) June 28, 2019
With our hugely successful Under 23 setup under the charge of Carlos Corberan, he sounds like a decent addition to me, especially if the price is around the £250,000 mark and given manager Marcelo Bielsa is not against putting in young talent when needed, his League Two experience here gives him a good chance of featuring at first team level if needed next year.