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Billy Whitehouse wanted by Leicester City, did Leeds United make big mistake?

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Billy Whitehouse wanted by Leicester City, did Leeds United make big mistake?

Leeds United released the winger in the summer of 2017.

In the summer of 2016 Leeds United surprised many by snapping up Billy Whitehouse from fellow Yorkshire side Doncaster Rovers.

It was a surprise move, considering he was considered surplus to requirements at the Keepmoat Stadium. Leeds, however, gave him a one-year contract and he joined the development squad.

He got one chance for the Leeds first-team. Garry Monk played him against Sutton United in their infamous FA Cup defeat.

However, he did not play again for Leeds and was released in May 2017.

MILTON KEYNES, ENGLAND – APRIL 21: Carl Baker of MK Dons attempts to control the ball under pressure from Billy Whitehouse of Doncaster Rovers during the Sky Bet League One match between MK Dons and Doncaster Rovers at Stadium mk on April 21, 2015 in Milton Keynes, England. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

Since then, he has had a tumultuous time. He was with Alfreton Town last August but left after one month. He switched to Shaw Lane, but that move lasted just four months. He joined Tadcaster Albion in January and nobody at Leeds will have felt they missed out.

 

Now, however, it appears Leeds may have been too hasty.

Leicester City, according to the Leicester Mercury are interested in the non-league player. The Foxes would reportedly bring him straight into the development squad. Leicester are not the only Premier League team to have been linked with the player.  Watford were linked in April by Football.London.

With good reason as well. Whitehouse has been in fine form with his club and Leeds will be hoping they have not let a potential ‘Jamie Vardy’ slip through their fingers.

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