Sean McGurk’s performance for Wigan Athletic’s Under-18s this week got the seal of approval from a Leeds United player.
McGurk has been linked with a January move to Leeds, with The Sun reporting that the Whites will try again to sign him after a failed summer attempt.
And he did his chances of a move no harm with a two-goal showing as the Latics beat Harrogate Town in the FA Youth Cup on Tuesday.
McGurk, an attacking midfielder who does not turn 18 until March next year, posted the following on Instagram afterwards.
And Max Dean, the Leeds youth team striker, was among those who commented.
Dean, who moved to Leeds from Everton in the summer transfer window, scored his second goal in three games for the Whites U23s against Crystal Palace on Sunday.
The 16-year-old has also found the net twice in as many games in this season’s EFL Trophy.
McGurk is one of several talented youngsters who have recently caught the eye in Wigan’s youth ranks.
But the Latics were forced to sell three of those, Jensen Weir, Alfie Devine and Joe Gelhardt, to Brighton & Hove Albion, Tottenham Hotspur and Leeds, respectively, this summer.
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