By Craig Scott

16th Aug, 2022 | 12:29pm

Jesse Marsch wants new Leeds United contract for Stuart McKinstry as loan exit agreed

Stuart McKinstry is set to travel to Scotland after agreeing a loan move away from Leeds United, according to the Daily Record.

The Scottish newspaper reported via their website on Tuesday (16 August) that McKinstry, 19, has agreed a deal with his former club Motherwell after a number of clubs north of the border vied for the winger’s signature.

It is understood that as McKinstry’s contract at Leeds expires next year and Jesse Marsch wants him to agree an extension.

However, the Scotland youth international would rather have more experience under his belt as he’s played just two times for the Whites’ senior side in two years.

Good luck, Stuart

It’s a shame that Motherwell have already crashed out of the Europa Conference League because McKinstry could have got some good top-flight and European experience at Motherwell.

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The young attacker started his career at Fir Park before joining Leeds back in 2020.

He’s since played twice for United’s senior side.

Both of those appearances came last season and neither of them were under Marsch’s leadership so you can see why the attacker might rather go out on loan instead of signing a new deal at Elland Road.

If he does well on loan at Fir Park, he might want to avoid signing a new deal with the Whites because he’ll then be free to sign for a new club and play regularly.

If he doesn’t do great, he could be more open to a new deal at Leeds and try his hand at a different club on loan next season.

McKinstry should get some good experience in Scotland.

We wish him the best of luck.

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