McDaid poised for switch to Leeds United

Robbie McDaid
Robbie McDaid

Glenavon youngster Robbie McDaid is on his way to Leeds United, it is understood.

The 18-year old from County Tyrone, is believed to be signing a two-year deal with the Elland Road club.

The striker came off the bench to score twice against Mid-Ulster rivals Portadown in their 4-2 win on Saturday.

It’s understood that confirmation of the his departure is due to be announced within the next 48 hours, and has been delayed due to the ongoing ownership battle at the Yorkshire club.

“He’s a exceptional young player,” said Lurgan Blues boss Gary Hamilton. “When I arrived at this club he was amongst a group of players which included Jordan Dane, James Singleton and Rhys Marshall who were playing U16 football and were far too good for it.

“Robbie moved straight into the reserves last year and hardly played at U18 level because he was mature enough to play at that level and he has continued to improve. It’s a big chance for him and he deserves it.”

McDaid - the son of ex-Glentoran striker John - had caught the eye of a number of cross channel clubs.