Leeds United are battling with Arsenal and Manchester City for young forward Jimmy-Jay Morgan after he told a Premier League rival that he wants to leave the club, according to Sky Sports.
Morgan is attracting attention after a superb campaign with Southampton. He has scored four goals in eight Premier League 2 games this season. Meanwhile, he has also provided five assists.
He has made the first-team bench this season, although he is still awaiting the chance to make his senior debut for Nathan Jones’ side.
Leeds eyeing Southampton forward Jimmy-Jay Morgan
The Saints have high hopes for the 17-year-old and have offered him a professional contract at St Mary’s. However, it would appear that he is ready to move on.
According to Sky Sports, he has rejected the contract offer and informed the club that he wants to leave. And there is interest from Leeds, Arsenal and Manchester City.
Leeds of course, would appear, on paper, to be underdogs when it comes to a potential race between the three. However, the Whites have done some outstanding work when it comes to bolstering their youth ranks in recent years.
They managed to lure Sonny Perkins away from West Ham in the summer. And they have also added the likes of Joe Gelhardt, Sam Greenwood and Cody Drameh from other English clubs in the past.
The Whites would be able to present the clearest path to the first-team fold. And that could open the door to a really exciting piece of business.
Southampton academy coach Louis Carey has previously suggested that he is ‘one of the best‘ finishers he has seen during his time at the club. And he is enjoying a very good season.
So it could definitely be one name to keep a keen eye on.