Leeds United have entered talks to sign Celtic goalkeeping sensation Rory Mahady this summer, according to the Daily Mail.
The newspaper has reported in its print edition of The Verdict [22 August, pg. 14] that a cross-border transfer is on the cards for the 15-year-old before the window slams shut.
This would not be the first time Leeds have raided the Celtic academy in recent years, with Leo Hjelde making the same move in recent years to Elland Road.
Writing in his latest Window Watch snippet for the Daily Mail, Simon Jones shared the news that the Whites were hoping to seal yet another new deal.
“Leeds are in talks to sign Celtic goalkeeping prospect Rory Mahady, 15,” he wrote.
Leeds must have one of the best collections of young goalkeepers around the globe.
The Whites have raided the likes of Ajax for Dani van den Heuvel, as well as signing Illan Meslier, Kristoffer Klaesson and Darryl Ombang in recent years, with Harry Christy already at the club.
Mahady would only add to that, but given his even younger age than those, would start in that age group and work his way up through the ranks.
The 15-year-old could start in the under-16s and work his way forward, or he may even be given the chance to regularly work with the first-team and under-18s to progress quicker.
Victor Orta and his team is always on the lookout for the best talent, not only in the United Kingdom but around Europe as they continue to build the academy.
Mahady is just the latest example of that with a cross-border transfer now on the cards.
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