By Mark Smith

14th Jan, 2022 | 6:10pm

Dharmesh Sheth relays Leeds urge to sign John Buckley, two years left on contract

Dharmesh Sheth has relayed the news that Leeds United want to sign Blackburn midfielder John Buckley on Friday.

The Sky Sports reporter shared that the 22-year-old only has just over two years left on his current deal as the Whites push for a deal.

Victor Orta is pushing for a deal this month, and it looks as though he won’t be able to get one done on the cheap.

Speaking live on Sky Sports Transfer Show, Sheth shared the latest state of play regarding Buckley’s contract at Ewood Park.

“Leeds United and Burnley are interested in Blackburn winger (centre-mid) John Buckley,” he relayed.

“He’s got two and a half years left on his contract.”

Two years.

Blackburn look to have a security blanket for Buckley, as Premier League clubs look to snatch one of their star men.

Leeds are in a similar position with Raphinha, and they are looking to secure a contract extension with the Brazilian as we speak.

The Championship side and Tony Mowbray could also be opening talks as we speak, but Buckley would surely prefer a move to Elland Road.

There is no sudden urge for Blackburn to sell this update tells us, with no developments set for another two seasons as things stand at Ewood Park.

Based on that, the Whites will likely need to throw a big cash offer at the Lancashire side and that is something we don’t see happening.

In other Leeds United news, Phil Hay has shared if the Whites are in the ‘advanced’ stages of any January signings