Leeds United midfielder Conor Shaughnessy wants to leave the club as soon as possible, according to Beren Cross.

The Leeds Live journalist claimed that the Whites are reluctant to let the 24-year-old leave on another loan deal without his wages being fully covered and would prefer a permanent exit.

Shaughnessy only has one year left on his current contract in West Yorkshire, and this could be the final opportunity to receive some money.

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Writing in a Q&A for Leeds Live, Cross confirmed that the Irish midfielder wants to leave Elland Road whenever possible.

“Shaughnessy wants out, but the club are reluctant for him to go out on loan without all of his wages being covered,” the reliable journalist wrote.

“He’s in the final year of his deal, so they want to get him off the wage bill. Getting a fee for him is less of a concern.”

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Phil Hay has already reported that Shaughnessy is not part of Marcelo Bielsa’s plans this season, with him making no impact in the past two years.

Cross has previously claimed that he expected the Irishman to join Burton Albion on a permanent deal this summer, so the interest is certainly there.

The midfielder has only ever made 15 appearances for the Whites in his career and has completed loan moves to Hearts, Mansfield and Burton Albion in the past two years.

It is clear that there is no future for Shaughnessy in West Yorkshire, and selling him now to make sure Leeds earn some money back is certainly the right decision.

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