Scott Banks will be available for just £200k; something Premier League duo Palace and Southampton, not to mention Leeds United, will be fully aware of.
Scott Banks has rejected a new contract at Dundee United, according to the Daily Record. And that should spark an almighty scramble south of the border as clubs all over England look to snap up the latest highly-rated midfielder to emerge out of the Scottish undergrowth.
The Scotland youth star has burst on to the scene at Tannadice over the last three months or so, making a handful of first-team appearances for Robbie Nielson’s Tangerines with his maturity in possession and intelligent use of the ball catching the eye.
The Daily Record have reported that a host of teams, including Leeds United and Southampton, are keeping close tabs on Banks. Crystal Palace, meanwhile, were claimed to have made a bid of £400,000 back in August.
And Banks has now made it clear that he sees his future away from Dundee United.
The Record adds that he has rejected the chance to sign professional terms with the Championship outfit and he will be free to leave at the end of the campaign. What’s more, Dundee United will be due just £200,000 in compensation – half of the fee Palace offered just a few weeks ago.
Leeds is arguably the best destination for a highly-rated and technically gifted youngster, however, given how much faith Marcelo Bielsa has placed in players like Leif Davis, Jamie Shackleton and Jack Clarke since taking over at Elland Road in 2018.