By Saikat Mandal

16th Aug, 2022 | 11:40am

Motherwell eye loan move for Leeds United young talent Stuart McKinstry

Motherwell are keen to sign Leeds United young talent Stuart McKinstry on loan this summer, according to a report from The Herald.

The Scottish newspaper reported on 15 August that Jesse Marsch wants him to sign a new deal at the club, and he is equally open to letting him go out on loan.

The 19-year-old, who started his youth career at Motherwell, could likely return to his boyhood club this summer.

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New Motherwell manager Steven Hammell, who coached McKinstry at the youth level, hailed him as a “super talented” player, and he was unsure about the youngster’s potential return.

Hartlepool United were also keen to take him earlier in the summer, but it seems the pull to return to his former club could swing the decision in Motherwell’s favour.

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McKinstry is a “highly-rated” young talent. The midfielder came through the academy ranks at Motherwell but didn’t make a first team appearance before he joined Leeds in 2019.

The youngster has made two appearances for the Elland Road senior team. He came on as a substitute against Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League last season and also featured against Fulham in the EFL Cup.

He is a regular member of the Whites’ Premier League 2 side, and no wonder why Marsch wants him to pen a new deal. His contract expires next summer and the Whites do not want to lose him for free.

It will be difficult for him to break into the senior side at the moment, and a loan move to Motherwell could highly be on the cards.

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