Carlisle boss Steven Pressley has admitted that he expects exciting youngster Liam McCarron to leave, with Leeds United strongly linked with the winger.
Reports emerged earlier in the month claiming that the Whites hoped to seal a £250,000 move for the 18-year-old who caught the eye in League Two last season and is extremely highly-rated.
In total he featured in 16 league games for the side in the previous campaign, with Derby and Wolves also said to be monitoring the player.
And, Cumbrians chief Pressley told the News & Star that the teenager will be leaving the club, although he didn’t say where he would go.
“The club are in quite progressed talks with several clubs. I believe it is quite far down the line and something might happen quite imminently.
“That’s something the board and [director of football] David Holdsworth have been discussing. One thing I’ll stress is that the club won’t sell unless the right bids come in. But it is an opportunity he [McCarron] probably doesn’t want to turn down.”
Pleasingly for the Yorkshire club, the report also states that Elland Road does appear to be McCarron’s ‘likeliest destination’.
Pressley is obviously aware of how talks are progressing and for him to say this suggests a move is going to happen.
From Leeds’ perspective, they will really hope they are the club who end up with McCarron because he is someone they have been chasing for a while if you believe the reports.
The youngster is very talented and has a lot of potential and the chance to work under Marcelo Bielsa has to appeal, particularly as he has shown he will give kids a chance.
So, there’s going to be more on this in the coming days and it will be interesting to see where he ends up.
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