Leeds United boss Thomas Christiansen has told striker Lee Erwin that he is allowed to leave the club for free this summer according to TEAMtalk, following the signings of Samu Saiz and Caleb Ekuban, with Ezgjan Alioski soon to follow.

Four clubs are interested in signing the 22-year-old, but it is believed that Karl Robinson’s Charlton Athletic are set to go head-to-head with Robinson’s former club MK Dons in a race to sign the former Oldham Athletic loanee, who is available on a free transfer this summer.

Walsall and new League One new boys Plymouth Argyle are also interested in securing a deal for Erwin, but it is believed the former Scottish youth international will join one of Charlton or MK Dons instead.

The 22-year-old finds himself out-of-favour with new boss Thomas Christiansen and after failing to make an impact under Monk too, it appears that the Scot’s time at the Championship club is coming to an end.

With Ezgjan Alioski set to join last season’s top scorer Chris Wood, new signings Caleb Ekuban and Samu Saiz and also former Sporting Lisbon winger Hadi Sacko in the attacking ranks, Erwin finds himself way down the pecking order, and would otherwise face another loan spell should he choose to stay.

Since joining the club in 2015 from Scottish Premier League side Motherwell, Erwin has found it tough to break into the Leeds squad and has made just 12 appearances for The Whites, in which he failed to score a single goal. Erwin will now hope to rekindle his career in League One.


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