The report also states the English prospect has been closely watched by many top Premier League clubs. (h/t Team Talk)
The 17-year-old has spent his youth career at Hartlepool, the club which plays at the fifth tier of English football.
Murphy signed his first-team contract in 2018 and has appeared in the club’s U-19 team.
He was an unused substitute in the Nation League game against Bromley and also in the FA Cup clash against Gillingham.
The English teenager’s traditional position is a centre-back.
Possibilities of signing
With Hartlepool agreed to release their defender prematurely, Marcelo Bielsa could get the services of the youngster in his U-23 squad.
The likelihoods are high if the Elland Road club secures promotion to England’s top flight next season.
Murphy has been Scouted by Premier League giants Manchester United, Tottenham, Newcastle, Leicester, Cardiff and Wolves and the Championship sides Middlesbrough, Sheffield United and many more.
The Whites may find it difficult to lure the teenager against the likes of the Premier League clubs.
Leeds slipped to the third position in the Championship table after getting defeated by Sheffield United.
Moreover, Pontus Jansson, United’s earnest defender, injured his ankle in the process and will be sidelined for around three weeks.
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LUFC are set to face Millwall in the weekend’s Championship fixture at Elland Road.