As reported recently on The72, Leeds United are chasing Carlisle United winger Liam McCarron. Reports on FLW now suggest that a bid has indeed been placed for the player.

League two side Carlisle United have today they’ve confirmed that they’ve received a bid for their talented winger Liam McCarron, but that they are also talking to an unknown Premier League club regarding a potential transfer.

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It was thought that Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds were looking at the possibility of signing the 18-year-old winger but the emergence of Premier League interest may just have thrown a spanner in the works.

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David Holsworth, DoF at Carlisle, said:

“We have had bids from a Championship club and had conversations with a Premier League club regarding Liam. That is ongoing.”

Adding, in recognition of a League Two sides position in such a matter,

“When I came to the club, having spoken to the board and sponsors about what we were trying to build, I said we must recognise our youth department is key to having legs for the club and bringing through young players.

“Liam is someone I recognised we had to make sure we had under contract.”

“When we gave him a three-year contract, it was based on the ambition of making sure this club was looked after in terms of compensation, if a big club recognised what the potential of the boy could be.

“If a club does come through the door now, they’ve got to pay the amount we feel in terms of compensation and for the potential [he has]going forward, whether that’s Premier League, Championship and beyond.”

Shrewd business by the Carlisle director and a huge opportunity for the young man to progress his career.

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