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Dallas hits big time with switch to Leeds

By Steven Beacom

Published 01/08/2015

Stuart Dallas is set to complete a move to Leeds United
Stuart Dallas is set to complete a move to Leeds United

Northern Ireland star Stuart Dallas is set to move from Brentford to Leeds United in a deal which could rise to £1.5 million.

The 24-year-old will sign a three year contract after completing a medical at Elland Road and while both sides are in the Championship, the Yorkshire outfit are a bigger club with greater potential if they can finally resolve the financial and boardroom issues that have held them back in recent years.

Leeds boss Uwe Rosler knows all about former Crusaders winger Dallas from when he was in charge of Brentford.

Dallas is the latest Northern Ireland star to make a summer move following Chris Baird who joined Derby, Jamie Ward who moved to Nottingham Forest, Will Grigg to Wigan, Paddy McCourt to Luton and Aaron Hughes to Melbourne City in Australia.

It was only three years ago that Dallas left Crusaders for Brentford, where he became a favourite with the fans, and now he is a £1 million plus footballer primed to join one of the biggest clubs in England who are intent on returning to the Premier League.

Dallas made his Northern Ireland debut as a Crues player in 2011 but it wasn't until this year that he established himself in the side. Now a key player for Michael O'Neill, he will play a big role in the remainder of the Euro 2016 qualifiers.

The last Northern Ireland international to play for Leeds was record goalscorer David Healy.

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