Leeds United: Whites land England prospect Wickham

Leeds are set to sign Connor Wickham on loan.
Leeds are set to sign Connor Wickham on loan.
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Leeds United have completed a deal to sign striker Connor Wickham on loan from Sunderland.

The 20-year-old joins United until the end of the season, strengthening their squad ahead of the final 15 games of the Championship term and a trip to QPR on Saturday.

Wickham has already completed three months on loan at Sheffield Wednesday this term and scored once in United’s 6-0 hammering at Hillsborough last month.

His move to West Yorkshire comes ahead of Sunderland’s appearance in the League Cup final this weekend.

“We are delighted to have signed Connor until the end of the season,” said United manager Brian McDermott.

Wickham said: “I’d been playing at Wednesday and I knew there was some interest in me, but I just needed to focus on playing football.

“Once I heard Leeds were interested in signing me there were no other choices and no doubt I wanted to come.

“I played against Leeds earlier this season with Sheffield Wednesday. The potential here is big. There are some players here that I know already, and the team is looking to push towards the Play-Offs. Hopefully I can help with that.”

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