Leeds United have made a number of additions for their academy this summer, as well as the first team.

Andrea Rarizzani managed to seal the Whites’ category one status, meaning they will now compete in the Premier League 2 next season.

Cody Drameh, Joseph Gelhardt and Sam Greenwood have all arrived, with the latter coming with a reputation from Arsenal and Sunderland.

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Leeds will pay up to £3million for the young forward, who claimed it was the perfect time to move to Elland Road after promotion.

A former coach of Greenwood, Paul Bryson at Sunderland wasn’t shy of coming up with things to praise the 18-year-old with.

“He always had the ability to unlock defences,” he told the Yorkshire Evening Post.

“Very good technically and excellent from dead-ball situations. His delivery from corners and free-kicks was good and he scored some wonderful goals at Sunderland.

“The biggest thing, he could score as equally a good goal with his right foot as his left foot. He’s got two great feet, technically very good with both.”

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Is there anything Greenwood can’t do?

Bryson is clearly a massive fan of the attacker, and he has painted a great picture of what to expect from the youngster.

Greenwood has scored 15 goals in his last 20 appearances for England’s under-17s and 18s, and he is clearly looking to become the main man in Leeds’ academy.

We should get our first viewing of the forward on Tuesday, as the young Whites complete their first EFL Trophy game against Accrington Stanley.

Based on these comments, Leeds could have pulled off a masterclass, but a goal against Stanley would back that up perfectly.

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