Newcastle Interested In Leeds United Midfielder

It’s a sunny morning in Raleigh, NC, and yet the sun hasn’t even come up yet at 3:30 am  in the morning.

Aidan White – in action for Leeds

But that’s how things feel today,  after Newcastle extended their winning streak to six games yesterday, with a rather comfortable 3-0 win against Stoke City at St. James’ Park yesterday.

And Newcastle have been linked today with Leeds United’s young left sided midfield  player, Aiden White,  and the news is in the Sunday Mirror.

The youngster was born in Leeds,  and has played for the England U19 side and also the Ireland U21 side, and the news is that both Newcastle and Bolton Wanderers are interested in the player.

Aidy can play at left back or left midfield and he is highly regarded at Leeds, who are trying to get him to sign a new deal to stay at his home town club.

White is 20 years old, and has only just held a second round of  contract talks last week with Leeds manager Neil Warnock, after he rejected their last offer in late December.

This is what Warnock said today:

­“Hopefully, Aidy will give us his decision some time next week.” 

White’s contract runs out in the summer and he will then be a free agent, but Leeds are due some compensation for the player, because he is under 24 years old and they have developed the player in their Youth Academy, and the fee is expected to be around £1.5M.

The 5’9″ youngster has played 65 times for Leeds United and while on loan at Oldham last season he played 24 times with four goals.

Aidan White seems  just the type of player Newcastle want to recruit into their ranks, so we suppose the next step is for White to decide if he wants to stay at Leeds.

But even if he signs on again at his home town club, Newcastle could still make an offer for him over the summer.

What do you think?

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