Lee Erwin: Leeds United sign Motherwell striker

Lee Erwin
Lee Erwin has represented Scotland at Under-19 level

Leeds United have signed Motherwell striker Lee Erwin on a three-year deal.

He scored five league goals in 2014-15 for the Steelmen, who avoided relegation to the Scottish Championship after a play-off win over Rangers.

Erwin was involved in the fracas at the end of the second leg that saw Rangers defender Bilel Mohsni handed a four-match ban for punching the 21-year-old.

The Fir Park side will be entitled to compensation after Erwin turned down a new deal to join the Championship side.

He told BBC Radio Leeds: "I'm absolutely over the moon and I can't wait to get started. It's amazing.

"Once Leeds came to me it was really hard to say no. They're a huge club and the stadium and training facilities are brilliant."

Erwin is the second player to join Leeds in two days after Cardiff goalkeeper Charlie Horton joined on Tuesday.

Motherwell boss Ian Baraclough added: external-link"We are obviously disappointed to lose a player like Lee and I told the lad himself I think he would've benefited from a further year playing week to week in our first-team.

"However, with that all being said, I understand how football works and Leeds United is a great club with a great tradition and it's a big opportunity for him."

Bilel Mohsni and Lee Erwin
Mohsni and Erwin faced off after the final whistle of the second leg of the play-off clash between Motherwell and Rangers