Leeds United have signed highly-rated Bradford City goalkeeper Darryl Ombang to a two-year scholarship.
Almost all attention in the transfer market for the Whites has turned to the goalkeeper department right now.
Kiko Casilla’s departure makes it a pressing issue for the senior team, but not just there are Leeds after recruitment in the youth setup too.
With the under-18s also needing some reinforcements as key players move up to the under-23s, the club have planned a batch of scholarship deals.
It was reported previously that Leeds were tracking impressive 16-year-old stopper Darryl Ombang from Bradford City.
Now, that deal is confirmed as the club unveiled a host of first-year scholars at Elland Road:
The youngster made his under-18s debut for the Bantams at just 14-years-old, and is an England youth international too. Leeds beat off competition from other Premier League outfits for his signature.
This is a very exciting signing for the youth setup.
We can’t say we’ve seen a lot of Ombang in goal but the fact that he’s progressed so quickly in his career already is a huge indication.
It’s good to see that we’re snapping up talent on this scale because it means we’re finding long-term solutions from our academy all the time.
It’s a far cry from previous years when the whole club was being asset stripped regularly.