By Anthony Onifade

20th Jan, 2023 | 12:32pm

Adam Forshaw reacts as Leeds agree deal to sell Max Dean to MK Dons

Adam Forshaw has sent a three-word social media message to Max Dean after the teenager completed his permanent move from Leeds to MK Dons this month.

Dean, 18, will join up with former Whites coach Mike Jackson at the League One clubs, as confirmed by LUFC official website [19 January], after seeing his first-team opportunities limited at Elland Road.

And the Whites have reportedly included a “healthy sell-on clause” [19 January] if he moves for a fee in the future, showcasing the club’s belief in the Under-21 striker to make the grade.

The Thorp Arch academy graduate has featured regularly for the club’s Under-21s side over the past two campaigns, and even showcased his goalscoring instincts this campaign for the youth setup, netting four times in five outings.

And taking to Instagram [20 January], club veteranForshaw sent an encouraging three-word message to the 18-year-old, again highlighting the belief many of the Leeds seniors have in Dean. He said: “Good luck lad”

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The move to MK Dons represents the perfect opportunity for Dean to blossom playing first-team football and make the grade at a club and division which will certainly provide him with the platform to grow and develop.

Forshaw’s message for the teenager would be greatly encouraging as it heightens the kind of belief the club as a whole have for the Whites academy graduate.

Furthermore, the fact that the club have put a healthy sell-on-clause in the deal suggests as much too.

Dean could well be on his way to stardom in League One for MK Dons, and his development and learning will certainly be tested as he aims to help the club navigate through a tough spot as they sit third from bottom in the English third division.

In other Leeds United news, this player has jetted into the UK with his dad to be toured around Thorp Arch before signing for the Whites.