Leeds United have confirmed that another promising youngster has been tied down on professional terms.
Leeds’ under-23s have been a joy to watch this season and just highlights the focus on youth at the club.
Added investment in the academy has propelled Leeds so far forward in the past few years.
Not only is it improving the players already coming through, but it’s adding high-quality talent from other clubs too.
After signing Max Dean to a professional contract recently, the club have confirmed another.
17-year-old Morten Spencer has signed his first professional deal after impressing in the youth ranks this season.
The left-winger has shown his talent since joining from Sunderland back in 2019.
It’s taken him time to nail his spot in the under-18s side this season but it’s been worth the wait.
A stunning performance against Derby u18’s saw him score a brilliant long-range free-kick and assist the other three as Leeds won 4-3.
Born in Darlington, Spencer has represented both England and Norway at youth level.
Like most, we don’t know an awful lot about Spencer.
It’s tough to gather footage of youth players ripping up the academy leagues, but his stats don’t lie.
There are quite a few wingers now coming through the ranks and it’s good to see how much depth we actually have in that regard now.
Spencer might be a long way off first-team football at 17, but the fact he’s on a professional deal suggests the club know he’s destined for big things.