Seven youngsters signs professional terms...
The club are proud to announce that seven scholars have all passed through the Leeds United Academy system, some from the age of eight years old, and have signed their first professional contracts.
The seven are Dan Atkinson, Luke Booker, Lewie Coyle, Tyler Denton, Jake Skelton, Kalvin Phillips and Alex Purver.
Along with Afolabi Coker signing an extension to his deal and new recruit Robbie McDaid also on board from July 1, it is exciting times for the Professional Development group, all of which will look to catch the eye of new head coach Dave Hockaday.
Dan Atkinson said: “It feels brilliant. It is what every young boy wants to be when they are younger, a professional footballer.”
Lewie Coyle said: “It’s brilliant. This is what I have dreamed off since I was a boy. It feels great to be here with all the lads and I’m looking forward to the season ahead now.”
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Tyler Denton said: “I’ve been here a long time, I think it has been nearly 14 years now so it feels great to finally sign for Leeds. I support Leeds as well so it is good.”
Alex Purver said: “This is something I have worked for now for a long time. It is great to finally to be a professional footballer. I’m really happy.”
Luke Booker said: “It’s a dream come true and it is an honour to stay at the club.”
Kalvin Phillips said: “It is a privilege. I’ve worked hard over the last two years and I’m just glad that I am here.”
Jake Skelton, who is currently away with the first team squad in Italy said: “It’s an honour. I’ve worked hard since I was in the Under-10s to achieve the goal of being a professional footballer.”