Leeds United are among three clubs to have ‘fluttered their eyelids’ at Sheffield Wednesday defender Osaze Urhoghide, according to the Sheffield Star.
The 20-year-old’s contract at Hillsborough expires in the summer and it is understood that Leeds, Crystal Palace and Watford have shown an interest in signing him.
Urhoghide has played as a right-back, left-back and centre-back this season for Sheffield Wednesday and burst onto the scene at the South Yorkshire club last term as a right-back.
Clever free signing?
As it stands, Urhoghide will be available as a free agent in the summer transfer window with his existing deal due to expire when the season ends.
According to YorkshireLive, Wednesday have offered a new deal to the young defender and Darren Moore’s recent arrival in charge at Hillsborough should boost their chances of striking an agreement.
However, Urhoghide could view Leeds as a very solid option for him for next season and onwards.
Firstly, the Whites are not located too far away whereas Palace and Watford would require the 20-year-old to uproot his life and move to the South.
Marcelo Bielsa’s also shown there’s a clear path to the first-team for young players and a versatile player like Urhoghide probably won’t have to wait for long for a chance if he impresses with the Under-23s.
We like the sound of this reported interest. Let’s hope those fluttering eyelids turn to something a bit more serious.
In other Leeds United news, there’s been a big update on Mateusz Klich’s COVID tests at Poland.