New signing on his United move...
New recruit Scott Wootton admits he can’t wait to get started to life as a Leeds United player.
The 21-year-old has agreed a three-year contract with the club – after a deal was agreed with Manchester United for his services - and the former England Youth international was meeting his new team-mates for the first time on Thursday morning.
“I found out about the interest a couple of weeks ago now,” said Scott, who has Champions League experience.
“The gaffer rang the club and asked about me and he came to watch me play in a reserve game. Since then it has taken about a week to get the deal done and I’m now delighted to be a Leeds player.
“I thought the time was right to move, I’ve had a great education there but I’m a Leeds player now and I’m really looking forward to the challenge to taking the club forward.
“It wasn’t really a big decision to come to a club the size of Leeds. Leeds showed interest in me and it’s a club that I really wanted to come to.”
Scott made four appearances for his previous club, but he also gained valuable experienced with Peterborough United and Nottingham Forest, and he is now looking forward to continuing that with his move to Elland Road.
“Every player wants to play regular football and I’ll be delighted if that is the case but there is a great team here and a great squad so it will be a challenge for me,” said the youngster.
“That was why I was so excited to come here, I know the league after having a couple of loan spells at Nottingham Forest and Peterborough. They are two good clubs and I now know the league pretty well and I had a good experience.
“I don’t feel like I have anything to prove to Manchester United. I think this is the perfect step at the perfect club. I played four games for the first team last year and that was a great experience but I think this is the right time for me to move on.
“The gaffer here said he really wanted me to come here, which obviously means a lot. He said that he is delighted that I have signed for the club and just said that it was a perfect move for me and I’m delighted to hear that from the manager.”
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