Video: Leeds United: Erwin found offer too good to turn down

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NEW Leeds United signing Lee Erwin admits that he would have felt ‘terrible’ if he had turned down a move to Elland Road.

The Motherwell striker, 21, has penned a three-year deal with Leeds, to become the club’s second summer signing after the capture of keeper Charlie Horton.

Leeds United new signing Lee Erwin. (Picture: Simon Hulme)

Leeds United new signing Lee Erwin. (Picture: Simon Hulme)

Erwin, who rose to prominence with five goals in the Steelmen’s last nine games of last term to help them to SPL safety, was offered a new deal, but says he just could not turn down Leeds.

Erwin, whose father was a player with Airdrie in the late eighties, said: “With a club as big and successful as Leeds, it would be terrible to say no to an opportunity like this.

“My dad said you only get one shot and anything can happen next season and a move could have been out of the window.

“It was hard at the time to make the decision, but now I am excited.”

Erwin admits Leeds’ interest came out of nowhere at the end of last season, but now he is here, he is determined to follow the long line of Tartan footballers who have been successful at the club.

He added: “There’s been a lot of successful Scottish players such as Peter Lorimer and Ross McCormack and Robert Snodgrass and hopefully I can do well here too at Leeds.

“I spoke to the gaffer briefly and was really impressed with him.”