Leeds United’s pursuit of Dundee forward Greg Stewart could be affected by Grant Hanley’s proposed move to Newcastle United. The Blackburn Rovers defender has recently been linked with Newcastle United after reports they’ve already had two bids turned down for the Scotland international.
The Dundee Evening Telegraph has reported Blackburn Rovers look set for a hefty windfall if Hanley is transferred to Newcastle United this summer.
With the transfer fee they would receive from Newcastle United this would allow Blackburn Rover to spend in the transfer window, and possibly allow them to sign Stewart.
The Dundee forward has been valued at £1.5m by the SPL club, but this wouldn’t be such an issue to Blackburn Rovers if they receive a decent transfer fee for Hanley.
This could have implications for Leeds United following reports yesterday they were in a fight with Blackburn Rovers to sign Stewart. The 26-year-old only has 12 months left on his contract with Dundee, and it seems he’s keen to find a new club this summer.
If Stewart does leave Dundee in this transfer window, then the likelihood is he’ll head to England because SPL clubs interested in the player are reluctant to meet his valuation.