£350,000 fee agreed with Oxford for Leeds United target Liam Lindsay, is it too late for Whites?

Patrick Thistle's Liam Lindsay (L) in action with Celtic's Leigh Griffiths

Leeds United are set to miss out on Partick Thistle star to Oxford United.

Patrick Thistle's Liam Lindsay (L) in action with Celtic's Leigh GriffithsPatrick Thistle's Liam Lindsay (L) in action with Celtic's Leigh Griffiths

Leeds United are on the verge of missing out on centre-back Liam Lindsay - who was linked to the club by the Daily Record six months ago.

The Partick Thistle defender is one of the most highly rated young talents in the Scottish Premiership, but has been frustrated at being overlooked for the Scottish national team by Gordon Strachan.

League One side tOxford United have had a bid accepted for Lindsay, The Scottish Sun report, with the amount set at £350,000.

Oxford United manager Michael AppletonOxford United manager Michael Appleton

Lindsay reportedly travelled south to hold talks with the club yesterday over a potential switch.

The Daily Record reported last month that Charlton Athletic and Bolton Wanderers had joined the hunt for the defender.

Leeds elected not to push ahead with a move in January, and seemingly they have not followed up their interest.

Their priorities have been focused on searching for a new head coach after Garry Monk resigned three weeks ago.

Yesterday they announced the appointment of new boss Thomas Christiansen, former APOEL manager, but it appears too late for them to switch and suddenly hijack Oxford's deal for Lindsay.

Leeds need a new centre-back with Kyle Bartley having returned to Swansea City after a successful loan spell.

Lindsay scored seven goals from defence last season for Partick.

A pragmatic view however may be that if Leeds' third choice defender from last season Liam Cooper made the Scotland squad and Lindsay could not, he was not worth splashing out for.

Yet at £350,000 the 21-year-old looks set to be an absolute bargain.

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