Leeds United defender to leave club in the summer
Leeds United defender Scott Wootton is to leave the club this summer after a decision was made not to renew his contract, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post’s Phil Hay.
The 24-year-old’s final appearance for the club will be last weekend’s 1-1 draw with Preston North End.
The Whites originally planned to extend his contract, but Phil Hay states that ‘Leeds announced in Feb. 15 that Wootton had extended contract to 2017 but after a few enquiries it turns out that deal was never finalised.’
Wootton was signed by Brian McDermott in 2013 from rivals Manchester United and operated as both a centre-back and a right-back during his time at the club.
The defender made 74 appearances during his time at the club, scoring one goal and assisting another.
Wootton also spent time out on-loan at Rotherham United, playing for now Leeds Head Coach Steve Evans.
Some fans have been disappointed in the defender’s time at the club, scoring an own goal in the FA Cup fixture against Watford and a mistake in the build-up to Preston’s late equaliser in the final game of the season.
At this stage, it is unclear which club Wootton will sign for.