Leeds United reportedly made an enquiry with Wigan Athletic about the availability of long-term target Sean McGurk last week. However, the same report claims no deal is likely in January with Leeds likely to wait until the end of the season.
The Yorkshire Evening Post claims that Leeds were in contact with the League One club last week but have decided, with his contract expiring at the end of the season, that making a substantial bid this month is unnecessary.
Leeds signed another Wigan talent last summer in the form of Joe Gelhardt, taking advantage of the Latics financial difficulties.
At the time, McGurk was also being linked with Leeds and according to The Sun, the Whites had a bid rejected for his services by the club’s administrators.
The 17-year-old talent is a highly-rated member of Wigan’s highly-touted youth system, however, he is yet to make his first-team debut for the club.
Leeds will clearly be hoping to make a move for his services in the summer when a compensation fee will then be due to Wigan, likely at a tribunal.
Leeds fans will be glad to hear that this young talent remains on the club’s radar, even if no deal looks likely before the end of the January transfer window.