Leeds United are interested in a deal to bring Lewis Pirie to Elland Road.
That’s according to a recent report by the Daily Record, who claim that all of Leeds, Brighton & Hove Albion and Fulham are keeping a close eye on the Aberdeen forward ahead of launching a potential move for the 15-year-old further down the line.
The report goes on to state both the Whites and the Cottagers watched the striker in action for Scotland U16s’ 4-2 victory over Denmark – a fixture in which the teenager scored twice – earlier this month, while the Seagulls are also believed to have taken a look at the attacker in action for Aberdeen last week.
Finally, it is claimed that Championship side Sheffield United are also interested in the Scottish sensation, while the Dons are thought to be extremely eager to tie the youngster down to professional terms on his 16th birthday in January next year.
While it is true that Pirie is still an incredibly young talent, considering how much interest there appears to be in the 15-year-old’s signing, should Orta manage to get a deal over the line for the player who DD Advanced Coaching dubbed “unreal” ahead of the likes of Brighton, Fulham and Sheffield United, the Spaniard could well have unearthed his next Sonny Perkins.
Indeed, having arrived on a free transfer this summer, the former West Ham United centre-forward has been in sensational form for the Whites’ U21 side, having already bagged six goals in just five Premier League 2 appearances for Michael Skubala’s youth team – returns that saw the 18-year-old win the division’s Player of the Month award in August.
And, in order to seal the England U19 international’s signature back in July, the Whites’ director of football had to fight off the interest of a number of Leeds’ Premier League rivals, including clubs such as Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa.
As such, while Pirie looks to have a little way to go before he is achieving the returns of a player who has already made his Premier League and Europa League debuts, considering the sheer amount of excitement surrounding the 15-year-old’s potential, the Aberdeen starlet could well prove to become Orta’s next Perkins-esque discovery in youth football – a prospect that is sure to delight everyone involved with the Elland Road club.