By Craig Scott

25th Mar, 2021 | 9:16pm

Leeds flutter their eyelids at Sheffield Wednesday defender Osaze Urhoghide

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.