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Report: Aidy White targeted by Sheffield United after recent Leeds exit

Sheffield United will reportedly make a late move to sign former Leeds ace Aidy White.

According to The Sun, Sheffield United are hoping to beat Rotherham United to the signing of former Leeds United utility man Aidy White.

White, 23, came up through the ranks at Elland Road but has recently been dogged by injuries, failing to even make an appearance for the Whites this past season.

It was therefore little surprise when Leeds chose not to extend White's contract this summer, instead choosing to let the left-sided player leave Elland Road on a free transfer.

White, who can play at left back or on the left wing, will now be on the lookout for a new club, with Rotherham United looking to keep him in Yorkshire according to The Sun.

However, they also report that the Millers could face late competition from League One side Sheffield United, with the Blades also looking to hand White a stay in Yorkshire.

With plenty of pace in his locker, White could be seen as a bargain free transfer despite his lengthy injury history - and he could now make a return to former club Sheffield United.

White moved to Bramall Lane on loan in 2013 but, unsurprisingly, had his spell at the club cut short due to injury. New manager Nigel Adkins could now hand White a second chance to shine in the Steel City - but will need to hijack Rotherham's move in order to do it.

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