Defender agrees to make the switch from Leicester City...

Alan Sheehan

Alan Sheehan has agreed to join Leeds United from Leicester City.

The 21-year-old left back will join the club on a three-year contract.

The player was out of contract at Leicester, but due to him being under 24 a compensation fee will be payable.

The clubs are discussing a transfer fee.  However, should the two clubs be unable to agree then the fee shall be determined by a tribunal.

Alan originally joined the club on loan from Leicester City in January, making 10 appearances and scoring a thunderbolt in the 1-0 win at Doncaster Rovers in April, and boss Gary McAllister is delighted to secure his services on a longer-term deal.

"I'm pleased," said the boss. "When we first brought him in he struggled a little bit, but he was the first to admit that.

"The jump from reserve team to first team may have been a bit too much, but he worked very hard, came back and did ever so well.

"One of the things that struck me was how hard he was prepared to work. He was determined to win a contract here and I was impressed by his attitude."

The boss says he is now happy with his options in both full-back slots going into the new season.

"We know Alan is going to be here and with Ben Parker back with us, hopefully he will be pushing him on the left," added the boss.

"On the right, we've got Frazer Richardson and we're looking to Scott Gardner to push him, so there's a nice balance on both sides."