By Mark Smith

5th Aug, 2021 | 3:15pm

Leeds want to sign Dundee United teen Kerr Smith

Leeds United are keen on signing Dundee United defender Kerr Smith this summer, according to the Daily Record.

The newspaper has reported on their website that the Whites are among a number of Premier League clubs interested.

Crystal Palace and Southampton are also in the hunt, with none of the clubs yet to submit a formal offer.

Dundee United are owned by American-based businessman Mark Ogren, who has interested parties in the majority of his squad this month.

Ogren is said to be jetting into Scotland from the USA this week, with interest in Smith, Lawrence Shankland and Jamie Robson.

With their owner in the country for the foreseeable future, it looks as though the Scottish Premiership club are expecting bids for their players soon.

Reinforcements.

Leeds are looking very light in their defence as things stand.

Pre-season hasn’t been very kind, with Diego Llorente, Jamie Shackleton and Junior Firpo all picking up knocks.

Smith has attracted interest from every single Premier League club over the past year and is looking like one of Scotland’s biggest sensations after trials with Chelsea and Manchester United [The Courier].

At only 16-years-old, there is said to be a clause in his contract meaning he can leave if £500,000 is offered and the youngster wants to leave.

Leeds have been looking to reinforce their academy once again, and winning the race for Smith would be a real signal of intent.

Smith has only made seven senior appearances and must be tipped for the very top, this may not seem exciting, but he is certainly one to watch for the future.

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