Report: Leeds United offer trials to Irfan Fandi and Iskshan Fandi

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 have offered trials to two Singapore based players.

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's bid to expand globally is reaching as far as Singapore, with two promising players invited for trials.

The Straits Times - which first reported Andrea Radrizzani's plans for Leeds United last year - claim two brothers aged 20 and 18 from Singapore could attend trials at the club next March.

The players are Irfan Fandi, 20, a defender who has 11 caps for Singapore, and his brother, midfielder Ikshan Fandi, 18.

The trials can only be undertaken upon the completion of their national service early next year.

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.

Both players would struggle to qualify for work permits, and if they signed for Leeds would need to be loaned out.

The boys' father Fandi Ahmad, a former professional footballer, said: "It will be tough because of the rulings, but we could still let the boys go for trials at Leeds."

Leeds have already signed one player from Asia this transfer window, swooping for Japan international Yosuke Ideguchi.

Signing the Fandi brothers would not be a deal which would provide Leeds an immediate return, but it would be an investment, and a further demonstration of owner Radrizzani's plans to expand the reach of the club overseas.

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