Reports: Both Rosler and Cellino have approved Leeds transfer deal for Erwin

Uwe Rosler

Leeds are United with regard to their reported next signing Lee Erwin.

Two key Leeds figures have both reportedly signed off on the addition of Motherwell striker Lee Erwin.

The forward is 'on the brink' of sealing a switch to Leeds despite helping his side clinch promotion to the Scottish Premiership against Rangers at the weekend.

Crucially, the Daily Record report new manager Uwe Rosler has given the thumbs up to the deal, writing: "New boss Uwe Rossler sanctioned the move last week."

The Yorkshire Evening Post report that Cellino has held talks personally with Erwin's representatives in order to clinch the striker's signature.

Head coach and owner being on the same page with regard to signings should be obvious, but in the case of Leeds United over the past 12 months it really has not been.

Last summer for example, it was not Dave Hockaday who signed Mirco Antenucci and Souleymane Doukara among others, but Cellino's sporting director at the time Nicola Salerno instead.

Hockaday's lack of experience at top level football gave him little sway to influence such decisions.

In January, head coach Neil Redfearn was given no sway at all. Stephen Warnock was sold to Derby despite his obvious misgivings at the time, and his pleas for Championship experience in midfield ignored.

He admitted wanting to re-sign fan favourite Luciano Becchio, and ended up with Edgar Cani, and his attempts to bring in a winger on loan were also rebuffed.

The fact Rosler even had the chance to 'sanction' a move for Erwin, whether it comes off or not, is positive progress for the club, a small step forward, because last season it seemed as though the head coaches were barely afforded the privilege.

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