Leeds United are facing a ‘huge battle’ from Liverpool to land Blackburn Rovers winger Luke Brennan as reported by Football Insider.
It is also thought that Brighton & Hove Albion are closely monitoring the starlet with interest rife in the teenager with his impressive displays for the Blackburn under-23’s and under-18’s having caught the eye.
Leeds would have fancied their chances of capturing the youngster but with the funds at the disposal of Jurgen Klopp’s men they now face being priced out of a move for the highly-rated prospect.
Marcelo Bielsa is renowned for giving youth a chance and the loan of Ben White from Brighton clearly highlights the opportunities he is willing to give to players looking to make it in the game.
The winger could opt to join a club where he is more likely to gain first-team experience as opposed to Liverpool where he would face a much tougher task of breaking into the first-team reckoning with the attacking talents within their ranks.
Brennan has particularly impressed with Blackburn’s run to the FA Youth Cup semi-finals and this has attracted interest from the Premier League elite.
The left-winger scored in their 4-1 demolition of Arsenal and his pace and skill out wide has not gone unnoticed by Premier League scouts.
Leeds will be looking to make improvements to their squad regardless of whether or not they win promotion to the top flight.
The Yorkshire giants are currently in with a great chance of gaining promotion as they currently top the Championship table and have a healthy seven-point lead over third-placed Fulham.