Motherwell boss tells Lee Erwin he can get a 'better move' than Leeds United transfer

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The Scottish youngster looks set to join Leeds United this summer.

Leeds United have recently been linked with a move for Motherwell forward Lee Erwin. It was reported by The Yorkshire Evening Post earlier this week that Leeds were 'quietly confident' of getting hold of the player this summer.

Erwin, who is out of contract in June, has now been told by his Motherwell boss Ian Barraclough to tell him not to join Leeds. He feels a better move could come further down the line. He told the Daily Mail:

It hasn't been confirmed to me Lee is going to Leeds. But the reports are very strong and, for me, that would be disappointing.

"He is just starting to find his feet with regular first-team football. I can give him that chance in a great, competitive league. And I believe Lee could get a better move if he stayed for another six months or a year and played for our first team."

Erwin, who has also been linked with a move to Celtic, is free to talk to Leeds as his contract is expiring. However he would not arrive for free. Leeds would have to pay Motherwell a six-figure compensation fee because of his age. Erwin is currently on holiday in Las Vegas and will make a decision on his future when he returns.

The 21-year-old has not yet found the net on a regular basis but he has shown bags of promise during Motherwell's eventually successful bid for survival.

It does seem he will be on his way to Leeds this summer, as much as Barraclough is imploring him to reconsider. If he does than Uwe Rosler will have a real talent on his hands.

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