Leeds United are interested in signing Burton Albion’s Jackson Irvine, according to HITC Sport.
The 24-year-old, born and raised in Australia, moved to the UK in 2010 to join Celtic as a youngster following a successful trial period. However, Irvine failed to break into the first-team in Glasgow and made just one professional appearance in a Scottish Premiership fixture against Hibernian.
The midfielder left Celtic Park for Ross County in 2015 and it was there that Irvine made his name for himself in Scotland. The Australian made 45 appearances in his single season at the Scottish Premiership side as the Staggies won the Scottish League Cup.
His success north of the border earned Irvine a move to the Championship with Burton Albion last summer in a club-record £330,000 deal. The midfielder’s fine performances continued at the Pirelli Stadium as the Australian international set the Championship alight. Irvine accumulated 43 appearances in his debut season in England and bagged an impressive ten goals, including a 90th-minute winner against now-Premier League Huddesfield Town.
Jackson Irvine, who won the Brewers’ Player of the Year, proved his qualities last term which generated a lot of attraction in the midfielder’s availability. Reports now state that Leeds United are lining up a move for the ex-Celtic youngster in a bid to strengthen their midfield area.
New Whites boss Thomas Christiansen has made plenty of signings since arriving at Elland Road in June, but Irvine will bring energy and a goal-threat to the Leeds United midfield as the Yorkshire outfit look to improve on last term’s 7th placed finish in the Championship.