Charlie Allen has become name number three to join the ranks at Elland Road this summer.
The 16 year old has agreed a three year deal at Leeds. He joins from Northern Ireland side Linfield, who are managed by ex-Whites sharpshooter David Healy.
It’s thought that Leeds beat a number of other Premier League clubs to his signature, with the preparation and plan Victor Orta’s recruitment team had laid out for Allen being what impressed him and his family.
Allen joins Joe Gelhardt, an 18 year old striker from Wigan, who signed yesterday. Both are likely to feature predominantly for the U23 side to begin with, but under Marcelo Bielsa there is always a close relationship between the first and academy teams, meaning they can expect to be closely involved in Leeds’ first Premier League campaign in 16 years.
The third signing Leeds made was the return of Jack Harrison on a season-long loan deal from Manchester City. This is set to be the winger’s third season on loan at Leeds. The Whites retained their option to buy Harrison at the end of the season.