Joe Gelhardt: It’s a massive club

Joe Gelhardt: It’s a massive club

Striker on joining Leeds United.

New Leeds United striker Joe Gelhardt spoke to LUTV after completing his move to Elland Road from Wigan Athletic.

The 18-year-old has signed a four-year contract with the Whites after joining the Latics for an undisclosed fee.

Gelhardt, who featured 19 times in all competitions for Wigan last season, is thrilled to have completed his move to Elland Road.

“When I heard Leeds were interested I was made up,” said Gelhardt.

“It’s a massive club and going into the Premier League now, hopefully I can kick on as a player and help the team make some very good memories.

“I’ve watched Leeds a few times on television and the side play with a very high intensity and don’t stop working until the 90th minute, I think that suits my style of play and I like working hard.

“I like scoring goals and being creative and I’m not scared to take on an opponent, of course I’ve still got a lot to develop as a player, but Marcelo Bielsa he is a great manager and hopefully I can develop under him.

“I’ve seen a few young players come through the ranks at Leeds, Tom Pearce was at Wigan with me and he told me a lot about the club which helped me a lot and it was a big factor for me.

“As a child you dream of playing in the Premier League, it’s the best league in the world and hopefully I will get the chance to do that this season.

“It’s a proud moment for me and my family, they’ve been pushing me to do it and I wanted to do it, so we’re all really happy it’s done.”