‘I wanted to go there’: £2m Nottingham Forest target talks about failed Leeds switch

Gavin Whyte, who has been on the radar of Nottingham Forest, has stated that he believes his decision to join Oxford United instead of Leeds United was the right one.

The Northern Ireland star was linked with a move to Leeds a year ago, but no formal move was ever made my the Championship club before the transfer window was closed.

Whyte did still manage to make his switch to England as he was signed by Oxford United, who chose to reward him with a fairly lucrative three-year contract at the club.

After racking up nine goals and recording seven assists, the 23-year-old has certainly had a debut season to remember with Oxford, following last summer’s move.

The Belfast Telegraph. has claimed that Forest boss Martin O’Neill is preparing a £2 million bid to sign Whyte, who is away on duty with his national team at the moment.

And in response to the speculation about a Leeds switch, the midfielder has shown no regrets about his transfer decision from a year ago.

He told the Belfast Telegraph: “Last summer there was a lot of talk about interest from certain clubs. Leeds were one of the main ones mentioned. At that stage, I wanted to go there as everyone knows they are a massive club.

“Obviously it’s easy to say now, but I know I made the right decision, in the end, going to Oxford because I played a lot of games and I’m really enjoying it.

“If I’d signed for Leeds I probably would have played a lot of Under-21 games and I may not have enjoyed it as much or progressed the way I have with Oxford.”