Leeds' Callum Nicell named in Sheffield United U23 squad

A general view of Elland Road during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Fulham at Elland Road on December 13, 2014 in Leeds, England.

The Leeds United prospect seems to be nearing an exit.

A general view of Elland Road during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Fulham at Elland Road on December 13, 2014 in Leeds, England.

Callum Nicell doesn't appear to have left Leeds United yet, but it's heading that way.

The 19-year-old midfielder was on trial at Leicester City last month and has now been named in the squad for one of the Whites' Yorkshire rivals.

Sheffield United Under-23s are facing Watford in a Development League game tonight and the Leeds talent is on the bench, going by the team sheet.

 

The young Irishman, a Thorp Arch product, is contracted to the Elland Road club until 2020 [Transfermarkt] but this is further evidence that he's nearing the exit door.

Some Leeds fans will be disappointed to see him go, if he does.

He was a big player for United's Under-23s last term under Carlos Corberan and has previously been named in a senior squad during Paul Heckingbottom's spell with the Championship club.

There is talent there, but it looks increasingly likely that he sees a future for himself elsewhere.

General view of Elland Road before the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday at Elland Road on February 25, 2017 in Leeds, England.

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