Having agreed in principal a fee for Portsmouth striker Luke, the deal won’t be as straight forward as paying the cash strapped Southerners, with money still owed to Derby County. Meanwhile, Michael Brown looks set to be offered a one year deal with Leeds United.
Portsmouth FC find themselves in a whole world of bother, with money owed out left, right and centre. Having signed Luke Varney from Derby County for £300k, it is the possible stumbling block in completing his eagerly anticipated departure from Fratton Park to Elland Road.
Leeds United have agreed a deal for the 29 year old attacking midfielder/striker, but that money will then be paid to Derby County, so the payment must come upfront, yet another annoying circumstance for Neil Warnock to deal with.
The official Leeds United site has today reported that Michael Brown is set to ‘stay another day’ as the song goes, as the 35 year old will start his new one year deal within the next month. A somewhat hit and miss season for the vastly experienced central midfielder is poised to have Leeds fans wondering whether Michael Brown is really worth the wage he will pick up, as technical ability is quickly fading along with his legs.
News has broken that Derby County are hot on the heels of Leeds United Academy product Aidy White. The Rams are leading the chase for the 20 year old, despite the best efforts of Neil Warnock to tie him down to a lengthy contract. With pace in abundance, Aidy White can put the fright in any ones eyes, but currently lacks the footballing brain to excel him to the next level.
If White does leave for Ram country, then Leeds United will be due compensation as he is under the age of 24.
A somewhat divided opinion exists between Leeds United fans on White, as some say he isn’t good enough, whilst others claim quality will come with experience. With Adam Drury the potential first choice at left back, letting Aidy White may not spark an influx of hate mail to Neil Warnock.