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Leeds: Whites eyeing up move for youngster Lewis Pirie

Leeds: Whites eyeing up move for youngster Lewis Pirie -Leeds United News

Leeds United are interested in making a move for highly-rated Aberdeen youngster Lewis Pirie, according to journalist Pete O’Rourke.

The Lowdown: Pirie shines at Aberdeen

The 15-year-old attacker is making a name for himself in Scotland, producing performances beyond his years and attracting the attention of Premier League clubs.

Pirie won’t be able to sign a professional contract until he turns 16 but Aberdeen may find it difficult to keep hold of him, given his potential.

He wouldn’t be the first Dons starlet to make such a move, with Calvin Ramsay joining Liverpool this summer after a similar breakthrough.

The Latest: Leeds keen on move

Taking to Twitter, Football Insider‘s O’Rourke claims the Whites have joined Fulham in showing an interest signing Pirie, sending scouts to watch him in action for Scotland’s Under-16s this week:

“Leeds United and Fulham are closely monitoring 15-year-old Aberdeen striker Lewis Pirie after watching him in action for Scotland’s U16s on Wednesday night.”

They were thought to be ‘blown away’ by the teenage midfielder’s ability, with Aberdeen ‘bracing themselves’ for bids from English clubs.

The Verdict: Building for the future

While Pirie clearly wouldn’t be coming in as a first-team player at Leeds to begin with, building towards the future is something that is essential at Elland Road.

Some clubs can be guilty of simply focusing on the here and now, eventually dropping off and not having a long-term plan, but this is encouraging from a Whites perspective, with Pirie potentially joining Mateo Joseph and Sonny Perkins in the youth team striker ranks.

Snapping up the Scot would feel like a statement of intent and a positive sign of where they are under Jesse Marsch, with young players seeing it as the right club to move to.

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