Leeds United fans in the Transfer Tavern will be hugely disappointed with life at Elland Road and their frustrations will only grow after news that they may fail to bring in a highly-rated transfer target in the summer.
The Whites, along with Brighton and Hove Albion, are reportedly keen on bringing Harry Cochrane to the club from Heart of Midlothian, however, the Scottish outfit is preparing to tie down the 16-year-old to a new deal.
The Scottish Sun claims, that although the midfielder is contracted until 2020, the Jambos are readying a new deal for him to extend his stay at the club for a further six months. Rules in Scotland prevent players at the age of 16 signing a contract for longer than three years and, with Leeds previously linked as well as being mentioned in today’s report, it could serve as a blow to those at Elland Road.
Indeed, an agreement between the teen ad his current club is even believed to be close.
Cochrane has impressed for the Edinburgh side since making his debut in September, having scored a crucial goal against Celtic, whilst the former Rangers academy prospect was called up to the Scotland Under-17s squad.
The Hearts midfielder has played 17 times in all competitions in his debut year and looks to have a really bright future in the game of football. Leeds fans in the Tavern would have been excited with what the 16-year-old can do already, however, the news that he may sign a new deal would only deflate any chances of an imminent arrival to Elland Road.