Leeds United could completely buck the trend by signing Sheffield Wednesday's George Hirst

Niclas Thiede of Germany and George Hirst of England compete for the ball during the U19 International match between England and Germany at One Call Stadium on September 5, 2017 in...

Leeds United are said to be interested in signing prized Sheffield Wednesday prospect George Hirst.

Niclas Thiede of Germany and George Hirst of England compete for the ball during the U19 International match between England and Germany at One Call Stadium on September 5, 2017 in...

Leeds United could finally buck the trend in January, by snapping up Sheffield Wednesday forward George Hirst.

The Daily Mail claim that Leeds are lining up a bid for Hirst, as they want to take their Yorkshire rival’s prized prospect.

Hirst has stalled over penning a new contract at Wednesday, with his wage demands thought to be a stumbling block.

And if Leeds did manage to bring in Hirst it would finally be a case of role reversal.

Nasser Alaharak of Qatar in action against George Hirst of England during the U18 International friendly match between Qatar and England at the Grand Hamad Stadium on March 27, 2017 in...

Leeds know exactly how it feels to lose some of their most promising talents, after having their star academy graduates plucked from them on numerous occasions in recent years.

Leeds have lost Lewis Cook, Sam Byram and Charlie Taylor in recent memory - with Massimo Cellino doing little to protect their best talents.

DOHA, QATAR - MARCH 24 :George Hirst of England in action against during the England and Qatar U 18 friendly match at the Aspire pitch on March 24, 2017 in Doha, Qatar.

But with Andrea Radrizzani already signing Ronaldo Vieira up on a long-term deal and Leeds linked to Hirst, it suggests that a change could finally happen at Elland Road.

And, for once, Leeds may feel what it is like to sign a prized talent, rather than lost one of their own.

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