Leeds United have accepted a proposal from Championship rivals Wigan Athletic to sell Tom Pearce, with the 21-year-old to have a medical with the Latics, according to Sky Sports.

The Whites youngster is highly regarded and tipped to have a bright future in the game after breaking through into the Elland Road first team.

However, with Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa boasting more experienced and rounded options, the chances of regular first-team football this season for Pearce in Yorkshire appear slim.

As such, and with the Whites needing to balance the books, a potential sale to Wigan could work well for all parties.

Pearce left Leeds to join Scunthorpe United during the second half of last season, with the left-back playing nine League One games and scoring a goal.

Despite not being in Bielsa’s plans, the Whites supporters may be disappointed to see another youth-team graduate being sold.

Leeds have a venerable record of producing top-class players through their academy, who end up going on to star elsewhere.

While the cash injection will be welcomed by the Elland Road hierarchy, the supporters will be sad to see another homegrown talent shipped off to Championship rivals.


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