Leeds United are always on the lookout for the brightest youth talents for their impressive academy.

Victor Orta has already admitted that the January transfer market could be quiet for the Whites, but that doesn’t mean his team isn’t working hard.


Scouts in Attendance revealed on their official Twitter account that Leeds officials watched England under-16s draw 0-0 with Russia under-16s on Monday.

It was suggested that the Whites could have been watching Exeter City midfielder Ben Chrisene during the Sportchain Cup clash in Spain.

The 15-year-old has attracted interest from top Premier League clubs this season, with the Sun reporting that both Liverpool and Chelsea are in the hunt for the midfield sensation.

It was shared that Liverpool had invited the youngster to feature in a game for their youth side, but that came to nothing in the end.

Chrisene is a central midfield player and has already featured at senior level for Exeter in the EFL Trophy and the Carabao Cup.

With Adam Forshaw and Jamie Shackleton having picked up injuries this season, Stuart Dallas has been pushed into midfield alongside Kalvin Phillips.

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The Northern Ireland international has been superb, but we could certainly have done with another out-and-out central midfielder at the beginning of this campaign.

Chrisene could be a great addition for us at Elland Road. The 15-year-old would primarily be used in the academy, with the potential of pushing into the first-team – similar to the likes of Jordan Stevens and Leif Davis this season.

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