Leeds United’s Liam Bridcutt on verge of joining Championship rivals

Forest-bound: Liam Bridcutt.
Picture: Bruce Rollinson
Forest-bound: Liam Bridcutt. Picture: Bruce Rollinson
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Leeds United midfielder Liam Bridcutt is set to join Nottingham Forest in the next 24 hours.

Bridcutt has been given permission to hold talks with Forest following negotiations between the two clubs over the weekend.

Forest manager Mark Warburton is looking to buy Bridcutt out of the final year of his contract at Elland Road and Leeds are willing to move the 28-year-old on after using him sporadically in the early weeks of the season.

Bridcutt was one of United’s major signings last summer, joining on a two-year deal from Sunderland after a prior loan with Leeds, but he has not appeared in any of the club’s league games this season.

Head coach Thomas Christiansen has numerous central midfielders available and his options were increased by the £1.5m signing of Mateusz Klich from FC Twente.

Bridcutt appeared as a substitute in Leeds’ League Cup win over Port Vale earlier this month but did not make the 18 at Sunderland on Saturday as discussions over his departure continued.

The former Brighton player has made 53 appearances for United. A move would put him in line to make his Forest debut against Leeds at the City Ground on Saturday.

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