Leeds should keep tabs on Gavin Whyte at Oxford United next season

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

Reported Leeds United target Gavin Whyte has joined Oxford United from Crusaders in the summer transfer window.

A general view of Elland Road during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Fulham at Elland Road on December 13, 2014 in Leeds, England.

Leeds United have missed out on the signing Gavin Whyte, as the 22-year-old attacker has joined Oxford United from Crusaders.

As announced on Oxford’s official website today, the 22-year-old - who can operate as a winger or as a forward - has moved to the League One outfit on a three-year contract.

Back in May, The Belfast Telegraph reported of Leeds’s interest in the youngster, and claimed that the Championship club were poised to sign him.

However, it seems that the Whites did not pursue their initial interest, with the Northern Ireland Under-21 having now moved to Oxford.

Leeds, though, were wise not to make a move, as the 22-year-old was playing in the NIFL Premiership, which is not of a great standard.

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.

Now that the 22-year-old is in England and will be playing in League One next season, the Whites should keep tabs on him.

The Northern Ireland Under-21 international is a very promising and talented young player, and Leeds would be wise to monitor his progress next season and perhaps even make a move in the January transfer window.

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