Leeds United have tabled another offer for young Wigan attacker Sean McGurk, according to transfer guru Alan Nixon.
This follows on from an initial offer that Leeds made for McGurk in the summer.
That offer was rejected by the Wigan administrators and the club has knocked this second offer back, too.
Nixon has claimed the latest offer is “not enough” and added that it could open the door for Rangers and Celtic to talk to McGurk on a pre-contract deal.
McGurk’s current deal with Wigan expires in the summer and he can talk to overseas clubs about a pre-contract deal in January.
Leeds. Offer made for Sean McGurk. Latest Wigan whizz kid. Turned down by Latics. Not enough. Contract up in summer so can move then. But danger that Rangers (or Celtic) step in with pre contract in meantime.
— Alan Nixon (@reluctantnicko) January 12, 2021
McGurk will be a Leeds player
We’re almost convinced of this.
Leeds want him. They tried in the summer and they’re trying again in this window.
This window marks the last chance for Wigan to make any money on the talented youngster as he’s out of contract in the summer.
Wigan surely can’t afford for him to leave for free after their financial troubles last year, so this will all be about the negotiations.
There’s plenty of time left in the January window and with former Wigan teammate Gelhardt at Leeds, and the lure of Marcelo Bielsa and the Premier League, we think that McGurk will be the latest whizz kid to join up with the talented youngsters at Thorp Arch.
We think it’s just a matter of when and how much, not if, this deal is concluded.
If he does join, McGurk will hook up first with an Under-23 side who are flying in the Premier League 2, at the top of the Division 2 table after beating Burnley 4-1 this week.
That side is packed with players that Leeds fans are hoping to see breakthrough into the first team, such as Gelhardt, Sam Greenwood (who made his debut last week) and Crysencio Sumerville.
McGurk would be another fine addition.
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