Leeds are Varney's first choice

Portsmouth striker Luke Varney has revealed he is prepared to snub interest from other Championship clubs in order to join Leeds.

Last Updated: 10/07/12 at 17:49

Varney: Wants Leeds move

Varney: Wants Leeds move

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Leeds are among a number of clubs thought to have the 29-year-old on their radar, with promoted Sheffield Wednesday also reported to be interested.

But Varney has his sights set on a move to Elland Road where he is keen to work under manager Neil Warnock.

He told the Yorkshire Evening Post: "The other clubs that have been mentioned are still Championship clubs. But they are not clubs of the size of Leeds.

"Neil's got a great record in the Championship and it's something I want to be a part of.

"With coming to Leeds, I can also still get home to see my little child in Leicester and it would be perfect. I'm looking forward to a move to Leeds."

Portsmouth boss Michael Appleton confirmed last week that Varney is in talks with the Whites over a move.

Varney only joined Pompey from Derby last summer and has two years remaining on his deal at Fratton Park, but the cash-strapped club are keen to offload players as they prepare for life in League One following relegation.

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

D

on't go to England at your age, you'll either be mugged or not appreciated. Or made to lump the ball long to a bloke who looks like a mascot.

megabrow (cufc)
Beckenbauer warns Schweinsteiger

F

rom the headline I presumed he meant boots, pants, jim-jams, toothbrush and paste, passport, tickets, premier inn long-term package, Scouse-English-Portuguese-German dictionary, 'How to be a 9 and 3/4' by B. Rodgers, few dozen tins of food and Evian because you can never be sure about the local food/water...

KevinBoatang
Firmino has 'everything' for PL - Willian

H

e looked like he was playing with a plastic pound shop ball in the wind against Juve, his passing was so bad.

paddy7s
Sergio Ramos: Exactly What United Need

Footer 365

Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski to sign for Galatasaray on Saturday

Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski will complete his transfer to Galatasaray on Saturday afternoon.

England's Laura Bassett: 'I wish no-one knew my name'

Laura Bassett says she is still deeply hurting after her stoppage-time own goal ended England Women’s World Cup dream.

Gerrard turned down Euro move

Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard admits he turned down a "couple of nice opportunities" to move to a club in Europe in order to sign for Los Angeles Galaxy.

Mail Box

Has Everyone Forgotten About Khedira?

Sami Khedira is one of the signings of the summer and yet he's flown completely under the radar. Plus Dommy S's views of women's football get a right old shoeing...

Women's Success Won't Alter Viewing Habits

The Women's World Cup hasn't inspired everyone. Also in the Mailbox: a plastic's guide to Brazil, Nani regrets, tears over Henry, and The Beach Boys...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company