Leeds United have confirmed the signing of Chesterfield defender Liam Cooper for an undisclosed fee on a three-year contract, as confirmed on Leeds United’s official website.

Chesterfield had previously turned down two bids from the West Yorkshire based club for the 22-year-old, After a second offer of a reported £475,000 from Leeds, The Whites had declared the deal was off due to the transfer fee.

A statement released on Chesterfield’s official website has stated:

“Chesterfield have agreed an undisclosed fee with Leeds United for central defender Liam Cooper. The player is currently discussing personal terms with the Championship club.”

During last season Liam Cooper made 48 appearances for Chesterfield assisting the club to secured automatic promotion as League Two champions.

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Cooper started his footballing career with Hull City’s youth academy and signed a two-and-a-half year contract with Chesterfield after impressing on an initial loan spell in January 2013.

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