There is little love lost between Leeds United and Huddersfield Town.
And the rivalry between the two Yorkshire neighbours is set to be intensified further with highly-rated Reece Brown set to move to the John Smith’s Stadium, despite interest from Marcelo Bielsa’s Whites.
A former England U20 international, Brown enjoyed a stunning season for Forest Green in 2018/19. In all competitions, he scored 11 goals and produced 15 assists as Rovers caused a shock by reaching the League Two play-offs.
And, according to The Sun (18 June, page 52), Leeds were hoping to snap up one of the brightest talents in the Football League. But, in a major blow to their transfer plans, Brown is set to join the club situated just 20 miles south instead.
The Sun claims that Huddersfield have all but secured a deal for the 23-year-old. And, to make matters even worse for Leeds, he will cost a bargain fee of just £100,000.
An attacker who can score and create in equal measure, Brown looked like exactly the sort of all-action forward Leeds needed as they look to go one step closer and secure a long-awaited return to the Premier League.
So they will be praying that Brown does not continue his rapid rise in the blue and white of Huddersfield.
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