Leeds United have taken promising Hibs striker Ethan Laidlaw on trial (Daily Record).

The Elland Road side are no stranger to searching the Scottish market for young talent, having signed Stuart McKinstry from the Motherwell academy a couple of seasons ago. They also sent their own academy product, Ryan Edmondson, to Aberdeen earlier this season.

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McKinstry, a product of the Motherwell youth academy, is with Leeds United. (Photo by Charlotte Tattersall/Getty Images)

Now they are having a look at Hibs’ Laidlaw. The teenage striker signed his first professional deal at Easter Road recently and was once a ball boy at the Leith-based club, but could soon be on the move.

He has spent the last week training with Leeds United as Hibs offer him the chance to impress down south. Laidlaw isn’t the only Hibs talent catching the eye of suitors south of the border.

 

At senior level, Kevin Nisbet and Ryan Porteous were both subject to seven-figure bids from the English Championship in the winter transfer window, which were rejected. Fellow youngster Murray Johnson could be moving on though, with Wolves set to snap up the young Hibs goalkeeper’s services.

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