Report: Leeds agree to sign 16-year-old Joshveer Shergill

A general view of Elland Road Stadium prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Brighton & Hove Albion at Elland Road on October 17, 2015 in Leeds, England.

Leeds United are reportedly closing in on their first signing following Marcelo Bielsa's appointment.

General view of Elland Road before the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday at Elland Road on February 25, 2017 in Leeds, England.

According to a report from the Daily Mail's live transfer blog (16/06; 13:09), Leeds are closing in on a deal to sign Joshveer Shergill from Walsall in what would be the first signing the club has made since Marcelo Bielsa was appointed at Elland Road.

It is an exciting time for the Whites with the revered Argentinian agreeing to take over from Paul Heckingbottom on a two-year deal that has the option for a further year. Given Bielsa's stature, you would imagine that Leeds would be in an incredible position if they end up deciding to take up that option.

Lille's Argentinian head coach Marcelo Bielsa looks on  during the French L1 football match between Lille (LOSC) and Saint-Etienne (ASSE) at the Pierre-Mauroy Stadium in Villeneuve d'Ascq,...

It is also because of Bielsa's stature that the fans will perhaps be expecting some very exciting summer signings during this window. And while it appears that the first of the Bielsa-era is imminent, it looks set to be a much more low-key addition to the club's ranks.

According to the Daily Mail (16/06; 13:09), Leeds are set to sign Shergill from Walsall. The 16-year-old is a left-back who only joined the Saddlers earlier this year, but is set to leave before his scholarship terms begin with Leeds snapping him up.

A general view of Elland Road Stadium prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Brighton & Hove Albion at Elland Road on October 17, 2015 in Leeds, England.

The Mail adds that the Whites will pay £25,000 and include a sell-on clause in the deal for the teenager who only left West Brom earlier this year. 

While Victor Orta's transfer policy has come under fire over the last 12 months, there is little doubt that the work that has been done on the academy ranks has been a major plus, with several talented prospects brought in from elsewhere, so perhaps there is reason to keep an eye on Shergill in the coming years.

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