Belfast Telegraph

Stuart Dallas expected to finalise a £1.5m transfer to Leeds

By Staff Reporter

Stuart Dallas is expected to sign for Leeds United today after undergoing a medical with the Championship club.

The Northern Ireland winger's move from Brentford would have gone through yesterday, but it is understood that logistical problems at the west-London club meant that necessary forms could not be completed at their end.

Although that left Dallas hanging on in Yorkshire last night, no other further hitches are expected to prevent the £1.5m deal from going through.

The 24-year-old will be in line to make his debut for his new club in Saturday's season opener at home to Burnley.

Leeds manager Uwe Rosler gave Dallas his break in full-time football when he plucked him from the Irish League just three years ago, following a hugely impressive season with Crusaders.

Brentford manager Marinus Dijkhuizen had wanted to keep Dallas  at Griffin Park and even offered him a new contract, but the player knocked that back in favour of a switch to Leeds.

Dallas scored eight times in 43 appearances for the Bees last season and made his first competitive international start in Northern Ireland's 0-0 draw with Romania in June, having been a substitute against Finland in March.

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