By Liam Thomas

12th Jan, 2023 | 8:10am

Leeds United permanent exit on the cards for Max Dean within weeks, Harrogate want him

Leeds United forward Max Dean could be on his way out of the club within weeks with a permanent move to Harrogate Town on the cards, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Dean has six months remaining on his Leeds deal and the club may want to cash in on the youngster this month to avoid losing him for nothing.

The Yorkshire Post reported that Dean has attracted interest from the Football League, in particular, Harrogate in what would be an easy sat-nav switch for the 18-year-old.

“Another youngster who featured for Under-21s head coach Michael Skubala on Friday evening has attracted interest from the Football League, in particular League Two Harrogate Town,” as quoted by the Yorkshire Evening Post (11 January).

“Striker Max Dean has six months remaining on his Leeds deal and could join Simon Weaver’s side on a permanent deal in the coming weeks.”

Unfortunate.

Dean is highly thought of amongst Leeds United fans and despite not making a first-team debut he has shined consistently for the U21s.

The 18-year-old netted a hattrick in November against Newcastle in an U21s clash but seems to be surplus to requirements for the club’s first-team.

Tenacious, classy and hardworking, Dean has all the attributes to thrive as a professional footballer and it’s sad to see him leaving the club seemingly out of nowhere.

Marsch and the Whites could rue this transfer decision, but in the harsh modern game, there is a calculated reason behind every tough decision made.

Mateo Joseph and Sonny Perkins have both made leaps to the first team from the U21s and it looks like they are now ahead in Marsch’s pecking order of youth talents.

All in all, fans will be wishing Dean the most successful of futures, hopefully, he can take League Two by storm and pave his way through the lower divisions of English football.

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