Leeds expect White departure

McCormack future still uncertain, while Lees close to new deal

Aidy White: Made over 50 league appearances for Leeds since making his debut as a 16-year-old

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Leeds United boss Neil Warnock expects Republic of Ireland Under-21 winger Aidy White to leave Elland Road this summer.

White, 20, is coming to the end of his contract and looks increasingly likely to seek a fresh challenge elsewhere, with SPL champions Celtic and Europa League qualifiers Newcastle reportedly among his suitors.

Top scorer Ross McCormack could also depart Elland Road as he is yet to accept a new deal with only one year left on his existing contract.

But there is some better news for Leeds fans with the club claiming promising central defender Tom Lees is close to committing his future.


"We've heard nothing back from Aidy other than I don't expect that he will accept the offer from what I was told by his advisors," Warnock told the club's official website.

"It's the same with Ross. We will have to wait and see what happens with that. It's difficult but there's nothing you can do really."

Lees, 21, was recently named the Whites' young player of the season and is holding talks with Warnock about a new deal.