Lee Erwin's recent form and goal-scoring ability suggest Leeds would be smart to snap him up

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Could Leeds United be on the verge of adding another exciting young player to their developing squad?

According to a report from the Yorkshire Evening Post, Leeds United are interested in signing Motherwell striker Lee Erwin.

The 21-year-old is out of contract this summer and while the Scottish club have reportedly offered him a new deal it is being claimed Leeds owner Massimo Cellino has held talks with the player’s representatives.

So given the links, what should Leeds fans expect if Erwin did arrive at Elland Road to become part of manager Uwe Rosler’s new-look side?

At first glance a move for a striker seems a wise one. After all, Leeds struggled for goals at times last season and it will be interesting to see what the future holds for Steve Morison (who started often but scored rarely) and Mirco Antenucci (who ended the campaign as the club’s top-scorer but featured sparingly in the final few months).

Erwin has played 37 times for Motherwell so far this season, scoring six goals and providing seven assists in that time and while that is not exactly a record to set the heart racing he proved he was a player for the big occasion when he scored one and set up another in the Scottish Premiership play-off final first leg against Rangers.

While Erwin’s goal record is not phenomenal, it is worth noting that he was used predominantly as a substitute around November and December and his form since mid-March has seen a considerable upturn.

The alleged Leeds target also scored an impressive eight goals in just 11 appearances while on loan at Arbroath back in 2013.

Erwin has also been capped for Scotland at under-17, under-18 and under-19 levels and his recent club form suggests he could be about to break through in some style.

Four goals and four assists in his last nine appearances of the regular league season show just why Leeds would be interested in him, and for free, they could yet add another exciting young talent to their blossoming roster.

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