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Leeds United set to chase Wigan youngster Sean McGurk in January transfer window

The Whites went in for the winger in the summer but didn’t manage to pry him away. The January window is closing in and Leeds fancy another go.

Manchester United v Wigan Athletic - FA Youth Cup: Sixth Round
McGurk scored in Wigan u18’s 2-1 defeat to Manchester United in the FA Youth Cup at Old Trafford.
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Leeds United are set to make a second attempt at signing Wigan youngster Sean McGurk in the January window, according to Alan Nixon from The Sun.

The report states that following Leeds’ failed transfer efforts in the summer, The Whites still hold strong interest in signing the winger and will launch another bid in the January transfer window.

McGurk scored two goals in the FA Youth Cup last season from four appearances, one of which coming at Old Trafford against Manchester United following Leeds’ fixture with them in the previous round.

The 17-year old was expected to follow Joe Gelhardt in leaving the financially troubled Wigan Athletic to link-up with Leeds’ youth sides. However, the Latics’ administrators rejected the Leeds advances in the summer due to their concern that they are selling too many talented young players.

McGurk is highly regarded by Wigan, as the versatile attacker is now on the fringe of their squad. The Latics sold 25 players in the summer due to their financial irregularities, and they could be ready to sell more as their situation remains unresolved.