Leeds United will reignite their attempts to sign Wigan Athletic youngster Sean McGurk when the transfer window reopens in January, according to a report from The Sun.
Last season’s Championship title winners did complete the signing of one player from Wigan over the summer, with attacker Joe Gelhardt making the move to Elland Road.
The Whites were also keen on a move for McGurk, only for Wigan’s administrators to reject a bid from the Yorkshire club for the 17-year-old midfielder.
However, it seems as though Leeds’ interest in McGurk has not fully gone away just yet, with the latest reports claiming that Marcelo Bielsa’s side will renew their attempts to sign the teenager in the January transfer window.
Despite Wigan’s financial troubles that saw the Latics lose so many players during the January transfer window, McGurk has yet to make a senior appearance for the club, although he has regularly starred for them at Under 18 level.
Were he to make the move to Leeds, it is possible that McGurk could follow Gelhardt into the youth setup at Elland Road.
This could be rather problematic situation in a few months time.
Given the positive impression McGurk has made at youth level, it is unlikely they are going to want such a promising player to leave them at such a young age.
However, the financial strength that Leeds have as a Premier League side, and the appeal that moving to a club of that size for McGurk, could force the Latics’ hand here sooner rather than later, meaning it would be no huge surprise if a deal was to eventually go through.