By Mark Smith

8th Jun, 2020 | 6:30pm

Leeds Under-23 player confirms exit from club, sends message to fans

Leeds United under-23s keeper Harrison Male has confirmed his exit from the club at the end of his current deal at Elland Road.

The 19-year-old has delivered a message after his departure, after spending the previous 12 years with the Whites.

Male has dropped down the pecking order throughout the years, with Kamil Miazek and Elia Caprile above him in Carlos Corberan’s squad.

The young stopper admitted that he has spent the majority of his 12 years at Thorp Arch, spending more time there than at home.

“I swear I’ve lived for 12 years, even living at home, I’ve spent more time there than I have at my own house,” he told 24/7 Football.

“Definitely. It is sad to leave, but I always go by everything happens for a reason.”

It may be sad to leave for Male, but it was certainly on the horizon. The young keeper never tasted senior experience at Elland Road, despite the likes of Miazek and Caprile doing so.

His only senior experience to date was a loan spell at Tadcaster Albion, and even that loan move highlighted how highly he was rated.

Should Male have been rated higher, he could have secured a loan move to a club in the EFL, or at least the National League – similar to Will Huffer last year.

It may be sad, but Leeds are looking into the future and one that Male will not be included in despite his long affiliation with the club.

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