Leeds United have unveiled their fourth signing of the summer in the form of Sean McGurk for an undisclosed fee. Sean has signed a 3-year deal which will keep him till the summer of 2024. The youngster had already arrived in Yorkshire a few days back and had completed his medicals yesterday.
The 18-year-old previously featured for Wigan Athletic’s U18 team and had caught a lot of eyes by his brilliant performances. He was highly looked upon during his time in the League One side. In the last season, Sean scored 13 league goals and 5 more goals in three games in their FA Youth Cup run. Though Sean didn’t make any senior appearance for Wigan Athletic. The 18-year-old had been regular in their U18 squad for the past few seasons.
🔥 Sean McGurk for Wigan U18s&U23s:
✔️ 1 Start
🔥 2 Goals
✔️ 22 Starts
🔥 15 Goals
✔️ 6 Starts
🔥 2 Goals
✔️ 26 Starts
🔥 20 Goals
👏 4th Top Scorer in #U18PDL
— LUFC Youth Academy (@leedsutdacademy) July 8, 2021
Sean McGurk’s contract with Wigan Athletic expired on June 30. But Wigan Athletic will still receive a certain amount of fee for their role in the youngster’s development. The widely reported fee is said to be around £175,000.
Wigan Athletic in a statement said: “The Club would like to thank Sean for his efforts during his time at the Club, and wish him all the best for the future”.
Leeds United had been interested in him for a year now. The Whites made preliminary inquiries about him during the last summer transfer window. Leeds United made additional efforts to sign the teenager in the January transfer window but any deal didn’t materialize at that time. Now finally after a year, the Whites have signed their man. It is believed that Sean McGurk would be inducted in the U23 squad.
The attacking midfielder’s signing tells us a story of Leeds United trying to move for youngsters more often than before thus trying to build a squad keeping in mind about the future.
We wish the best for the youngster’s future and hope that he succeeds in his stint at Leeds United.