Leeds United were always going to find it hard regarding Luca Connell

General views of Elland Road before the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Aston Villa at Elland Road on December 03, 2016 in Leeds, England.

Leeds United reportedly want Luca Connell, but it is Celtic who are claimed to have made an offer.

Faro , Portugal - 23 May 2019; Luca Connell during a Republic of Ireland training session at The Campus in Quinta do Lago, Faro, Portugal.

According to The Sun (print edition, page 59, May 12, 2019), Leeds United are interested in Bolton Wanderers youngster Luca Connell (click here to read more).

The British tabloid had claimed last month that Leeds were planning to make a move for the 18-year-old, who can operate as a defender or as a midfielder.

It was reported that Bolton would have to be paid a compensation fee of £300,000, but it seems that the youngster is heading to Celtic.

According to a report in The Scottish Sun this week, Celtic have opened talks over the signing of Connell from Bolton and are the only club to have made an offer.

It was always going to be tough for the Whites to convince Connell to move to Elland Road given the stiff competition they faced.

Faro , Portugal - 23 May 2019; Luca Connell during a Republic of Ireland training session at The Campus in Quinta do Lago, Faro, Portugal.

Back in April, The Sun claimed of interest in the Republic of Ireland Under-19 international from Wolverhampton Wanderers, Everton, Tottenham Hotspur and Watford.

With Premier League clubs reportedly interested in the teenager, the odds were always against Leeds, and one can understand why they have reportedly not made an offer.

Faro , Portugal - 22 May 2019; James McClean, left, and Luca Connell during a Republic of Ireland training session at The Campus in Quinta do Lago, Faro, Portugal.

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