Sky Sports is reporting that Leeds United have beaten off competition from Blackpool for the signature of former Manchester United, Hearts and Hibernian player, Michael Stewart.

The 29-year old is currently unattached after terminating his contract with Turkish side Genclerbirligi following a dispute over missed payments.

Stewart’s career has been one involving several transfers and loan deals and the midfielder has struggled to maintain a lengthy spell at any club after falling out of favour or succumbing to injury.

His most notable spell was with Hearts where he made 87 appearances from 2007-2010 scoring 12 times and earning the club captaincy for his final year.