Leeds United fans pride themselves on the quality of young talent that the club produces year after year.
Thorp Arch is a breeding ground for top young talent and it seems that 18-year-old Dane Burlace might be one of the next ones to watch out for in the future.
Burlace, who previously played for Newcastle, made his Under-23s debut for Leeds at the age of just 16 and he has now seen one of his goals from last season win an award.
The League Football Education Twitter account announced on Wednesday that Burlace had won the goal of the season award for a cracking solo effort he scored in a 4-4 draw against Bolton back in October.
The young full-back picked up the ball on the left-wing, faked a pass to get away from his marker, shimmied past another and then curled the ball into the net from outside the penalty area.
If you haven’t seen it yet, prepare yourselves for an absolute scorcher of a goal:
— League Football Education (@LFEonline) August 5, 2020
Leeds’ official website says that Burlace “enjoyed a positive season” with the club’s Under-18s but now he is 18-years-old, he cannot be far off becoming a regular for the Under-23s or maybe even being loaned out by Victor Orta so he can earn invaluable first-team experience.
We’re always fans of seeing players getting sent out on loan to improve themselves.
Ryan Edmondson has joined Aberdeen on loan this summer while Kun Temenuzhkov has recently joined Spanish club Real Union.
Could Burlace also get loaned out this summer?
That remains to be seen but he could be chosen to make an impressive in Premier League 2 in the future after Leeds’ academy has handed Category 1 status.
In other Leeds United news, the club is interested in this Wales international.