Leeds United defender Oliver Casey agrees personal terms with Blackpool
Blackpool are set to announce the signing of defender Oliver Casey from Leeds United in the next couple of days, according to the Blackpool Gazette.
The newspaper claims that personal terms have agreed terms with Casey and the 20-year-old is set to join the newly-promoted Championship club for a six-figure fee.
Leeds handed Casey a new three-year contract just last summer but are now understood to be happy to let the “highly-rated” defender leave.
Good luck, Oli
We have not seen too much of Casey in Marcelo Bielsa’s first team but it says a lot about the defender that the Argentine has been willing to give him opportunities over the last couple of years.
Casey will be leaving Elland Road having made three senior appearances for the Whites, with two of them coming last season in the FA Cup and Carabao Cup.
Unfortunately, both of those appearances resulted in losses for Leeds, as they were beaten by lower-league opposition in Crawley and Hull.
We doubt that would have counted against Casey too much in terms of the decision to sell the defender but as he’s 20-years-old, the club must have just come to the realisation that he’s unlikely to become a first-team regular and might as well be sold.
It is odd that just last year he was handed a long-term contract though.
LeedsLive reported that Bielsa has taken a liking to the centre-back as he played him once in the title-winning Championship season and named him on the bench multiple times.
Still, we wish Casey all the best at Bloomfield Road.
We feel as though he could do well there and really develop his game back in the Championship.
In other Leeds United news, the Whites have launched enquiries about signing this Premier League full-back.