Steve Evans discloses text he received from Leeds' Premier League transfer target

Steve Evans claims a Premier League player wants to join Leeds United.

Leeds United manager Steve Evans has told BBC Radio Leeds that he received a text from a Premier League player stating that he wants to sign for the club.

The Whites made it six games unbeaten on Tuesday night, as they played out an entertaining 2-2 draw with Derby County at Elland Road.

Derby took the lead through Jeff Hendrick, but Sol Bamba pounced on some comical goalkeeping from Rams stopper Lee Grant to draw Leeds level.

Chris Wood then met a Sam Byram cross to put Leeds in front, only for Derby star Thomas Ince to dance through and slot home an equaliser for Paul Clement's men.

The result leaves Leeds nine points adrift of the play-off places, but ten points clear of the relegation zone, with Evans making real progress.

With the January transfer window now just days away, Leeds fans will be hoping to see some new signings come in, and Evans may be on the verge of something.

Speaking to BBC Radio Leeds after the final whistle against Derby, Evans revealed that he is closing in on a deal to sign an unnamed Premier League player, and even disclosed that he received a text from the player before facing Derby, stating that he hopes to sign for Leeds imminently.

"Well I had a player, who's in the Premier League now, text me an hour before the game saying 'Good luck, I hope I'm with you next week'," said Evans. "So from a playing point of view, he wants to be here. We just have to make sure that his club sanctions that deal, because I know for a fact that we're trying to do business with them, so it's whether we can get the deal over the line."

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