Leeds have apparently agreed a fee with Chesterfield for the transfer of defender Liam Cooper, and the deal will be completed, pending a medical, as reported by Graeme Bailey of Sky Sports.
Hearing that Leeds have agreed a fee with Chesterfield for Liam Cooper and he will sign subject to a medical.
— Graeme Bailey (@GraemeBailey) August 12, 2014
This comes as something of a u-turn after the Whites pulled out of a move for the Chesterfield defender, having failed to reach an agreement over a realistic transfer fee with the League One side.
Cooper may have pushed through a deal, however, with the former Huddersfield Town loanee having supported Leeds since childhood. Cooper reportedly made it clear that he wanted to move to the Championship side at the time of Leeds’s second transfer bid, but Chesterfield turned it down.
The young defender has been pinpointed as the ideal replacement for Tom Lees, who has moved to Yorkshire rivals Sheffield Wednesday.
Leeds require significant defensive recruits, and also look set to add Guiseppe Bellusci on loan from Catania. A move for Frederik Sorensen collapsed last week.