By Joe Ellis

10th Jun, 2022 | 1:40pm

Leeds United release seven players, three teenagers offered professional terms

Leeds United have released their retained list for the 2022/23 season with seven players leaving the club for good when their contract expires.

Laurens De Bock leads the outgoing septet after four years with the Whites in which he only played seven times for the Yorkshire club with Bobby Kamwa, Josh Galloway and Alfie Hughes the other professionals heading out the door.

They will be followed by scholars Lui Bradbury, Joe Littlewood and Mitchell Picksley who won’t be retained by the club with their two-year scholarships ending at the end of June.

William Brook, Keenan Carole and Harvey Sutcliffe have all been offered their first professional contract at the football club after their scholarship was deemed successful.

Nohan Kenneh will also leave the club when his contract expires but he has already agreed terms on a move to Scottish Premiership side Hibernian for the 2022-23 season.

Finally

The majority of Leeds United fans may have forgotten that De Bock was still contracted to the club having spent a lot of the past four years out on loan at various clubs across Europe.

Oostende, Sunderland and most recently ADO Den Haag have been the recipients of the Belgian but he has not impressed at any stage to earn himself a new deal at Elland Road.

His permanent exit from the club has been long overdue but we signed him to a four-year deal when we purchased him from Club Brugge so this is the first chance we have had to release him free of charge.

He will almost certainly go down as one of Victor Orta’s biggest transfer mistakes but the rest of the players leaving LS11 haven’t even had the chance to impress on a senior level.

Jesse Marsch won’t be too concerned by those exits though as he will keep on looking to improve his squad to avoid another nervy Premier League season.

In other Leeds United news, our star man has rejected the advances of another Premier League side to give Marsch a huge transfer market boost.