Ben Wilmot played no part of Stevenage’s 1-0 away win at Newport County on Saturday afternoon.
So, if Leeds United win the race for an 18-year-old valued at around £1 million, it would look nothing short of remarkable. The Independent adds that The Championship side were very keen to sign Wilmot during the January transfer window and their season has rather unravelled since then with Leeds dropping into the bottom half of the table and the play-offs becoming a very distant memory.
Therefore, with results taking a major downward turn, it would be a shock if Wilmot would be willing to move to Elland Road ahead of runaway Premier League champions Man City not to mention Tottenham or Chelsea, who will both be playing European football next season.
Then again, Wilmot should perhaps take heart from the fact that Leeds manager Paul Heckingbottom provided the platform for many young talents at Barnsley and handed 20-year-old centre-back Paudie O’Connor his debut at centre-half during Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Sunderland.
Wilmot will get chances at Leeds.