The Lowdown: Mahady profiled
Mahady is currently on the books in Scotland with Celtic but has yet to pen a professional deal at Parkhead due to his age.
The 15-year-old will be able to sign a first pro deal later this year when he turns 16. Mahady has already played for Scotland at Under-17 level and is regarded as ‘one of the best young keepers in Britain’.
Celtic are keen to keep hold of the youngster this summer, but it looks as if Victor Orta and Leeds are looking to pounce when he turns 16 in August.
The Latest: Leeds interest
Reliable reporter Burns shared a story on Tuesday afternoon, stating that the Whites are long-term admirers of Mahady.
However, Leeds now face competition from both Spurs and Manchester City for the goalkeeper’s services, with Celtic due compensation if a transfer south goes through.
Tottenham look set to sign a more senior shot-stopper in the shape of Fraser Forster, and given the north Londoners’ quest to fix their homegrown quota issue, perhaps they pose the biggest threat to Leeds in the race for Mahady.
The Verdict: Another academy addition…
Even though Orta is looking to bolster Jesse Marsch’s senior squad this summer, it seems as if Leeds will still be in the market to sign the best youngsters around for their academy.
The Whites are firming up their interest in young Birmingham City midfielder George Hall, and it appears as if Mahady is also on their radar.
The Scot seems to be a future star with a glowing reference and the size of the clubs interested, so hopefully, the Celtic man will follow in the footsteps of Leo Hjelde by swapping Celtic Park for Elland Road.
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