Leeds United are reportedly monitoring the contract situation of Sheffield Wednesday youngster Osaze Urhoghide, as his contract continues to run down.
Leeds have been very active when it has come to swooping for a cut-price deal for a young player this season, with Joe Gelhardt, Cody Drameh, Sam Greenwood and others showing for the under-23s.
It has paid dividends as Mark Jackson’s under-23s side sit well clear at the top of the Premier League 2 Division 2 table.
Investment in players to break into Marcelo Bielsa’s first-team is a continuous process the summer could well see another handful of names come through the doors.
Reports from Football League World are claiming that Leeds, among others, are tracking the contract situation of young Sheffield Wednesday defender Osaze Urhoghide.
The 20-year-old has been on the fringes of the first-team at Hillsborough for just over a year after making his league debut in the Owls’ 2-0 win over Leeds at Elland Road last season.
The interest arises because he is yet to commit his future to the club with his contract due to expire in the summer.
Leeds are not the only club interested in the full-back, with Crystal Palace and Watford also namchecked, as well as Club Brugge, who could trigger a pre-contract agreement with him because they come from outside the UK.
The Championship strugglers aren’t letting him go without a fight, though, as The Star are claiming that the defender has been offered a new contract at the club.
He’s been in solid form recently and definitely has what it takes to become a Premier League player in the future.
Leeds have been very astute in their business of buying young talent and tracking Urhoghide suggests they could be lining up another shrewd signing.
He hasn’t got much first-team experience under his belt, but if his performance at Elland Road last season is anything to go by, there’s a very talented player there.
Wednesday aren’t in the greatest position right now and losing their young players is almost inevitable, with Liam Shaw already leaving for Celtic in the summer.