The Whites have made a host of new signings this summer in a bid to boost the quality of the side while also raising the floor of the squad too.
Youth signings have been present too in the incoming business, with Sonny Perkins one of two teenagers brought into the club this window.
Perkins joined Leeds after departing West Ham at the end of his contract, and is looking to build on making his senior and Premier League debuts last season.
He was named on the bench for last night’s 6-2 win over Cagliari, and despite being an unused sub, it shows his impression already that he is amongst the first-team.
The Athletic’s Phil Hay has reported that after his arrival at Thorp Arch, Perkins is already impressing Jesse Marsch and his coaching staff:
“The absence of certain names yesterday led to a fringe bench featuring several under-21s, including new signing Sonny Perkins — who by all accounts has made a very quick and convincing impression on Leeds’ coaching staff.”
Perkins was given the number 16 jersey for the game, confirming that there will be plans in place for him being involved in the league this term.
Should Perkins play for the first-team this season?
A great first impression will go a long way for Perkins hitting the ground running at Leeds.
We all know the talent he possesses, as he was held in very high regard at West Ham, featuring in both the league and in Europe too.
What is interesting about this season is our approach to new youth additions, as Marcelo Bielsa often kept those players on a tight leash, Marsch might be more willing to get them minutes sooner.
It all remains to be seen but the signs are encouraging for Perkins to be the next emerging talent to make his way into Leeds’ senior fold.