REPORT: Leeds United Eye Derby County Youngster Louie Sibley

Leeds United Louie Sibley

Leeds United have enquired about the transfer of Derby County starlet Louie Sibley according to reports.

Leeds United Eye Derby County Youngster Louie Sibley

Derby’s Sibley Wanted by Yorkshire Giants

According to Football Insider and subsequently, Derbyshire Live, the Yorkshire club want to sign the 19-year-old this week.

The club’s recruitment chief Victor Orta is understood to see the midfielder as a target for the Premier League side.

However, as of yet, no formal bid has been made for the England under-20 star. The domestic transfer window closes on Friday so any move would need to happen soon.

Academy Graduate Sibley Attracting Attention

At just 19 years-old, Sibley has shot into the limelight in the Championship after an impressive 2020.

He scored five goals in 11 appearances during the second half of last season and has cemented a place in Derby’s first team as a result.

Sibley has featured in all but one of the Rams matches this season. A muscle injury ruled him out of Phillip Cocu‘s side 1-0 win over Norwich City. The Dutchman told local media that his recovery could leave him sidelined for a number of weeks.

Leeds United Hoping Sibley Could End Midfielder Search

The Whites have been in the marker for a midfielder than can get forward all summer. A deal to sign Bayern Munich’s Michael Cuisance fell through at the last moment due to issues with his medical.

However, whether Sibley would be a good alternative remains to be seen. He’s played 22 times in total for Derby and a move to the Premier League with Leeds would certainly be a step up in terms of opposition.

What’s more, the Academy graduate, alongside fellow starlet Max Bird, signed a contract extension with the club just last month. They both penned new deals to keep them at the club until the summer of 2024.

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