Done deal: Young defender exits Leeds permanently, agrees deal with Midlands club
National League club Solihull Moors have confirmed the signing of young left-back Joshveer Shergill from Leeds United.
Solihull announced via their official website and official Twitter account on Friday that the 18-year-old has agreed a one-year contract to return to the West Midlands, two years after leaving Walsall to join Leeds.
📝 The Moors have further strengthened with the signing of exciting @LUFC left-back Joshveer Shergill.
Described as 'quick' and 'dynamic' by Jimmy Shan, Shergill can operate anywhere on the left-hand side. 😎
— Solihull Moors FC (@SolihullMoors) September 4, 2020
Shergill failed to get anywhere near to playing for Marcelo Bielsa’s first-team in his two years at Thorp Arch but the teenager was a regular for the Under-18s and last season, he managed to score in an FA Youth Cup win over Hull.
Unfortunately, MOT Leeds News correspondent Mark Smith failed to see much to get excited about when watching Shergill play against Sheffield Wednesday in the next round of the competition, saying the 18-year-old “struggled throughout and was consistently beaten by his man on the break”.
However, Solihull manager James Shan is delighted to have signed Shergill and appears hopeful that the young left-back will agree to extend his stay once his current year-long deal expires.
As quoted on the Midlands club’s website, Shan said: “Joshveer joins us from Leeds United, a young player whom we hope will develop well over the next two seasons.
“Josh can operate anywhere on the left-hand side. He is quick, dynamic and technically very good.”
We wish Shergill the best at Damson Park.
Solihull have done well in the last couple of seasons in the National League, securing a second-place finish in 2018/19 and a ninth-placed finish last season as the league was halted early due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Hopefully, Shergill can play a role in helping Solihull achieve their dream of playing in the EFL for the first time in their history.
He’s playing for a good coach in Shan, who managed West Brom to the Championship play-offs in 2018/19.
The 18-year-old is in good hands in the West Midlands.
In other Leeds United news, this 24-year-old is not in Bielsa’s plans for the upcoming season.