By Craig Scott

28th Apr, 2021 | 1:15pm

Morten Spencer delighted with new Leeds United contract

Leeds United starlet Morten Spencer has agreed to sign his first professional contract at Elland Road after impressing in the academy.

Leeds confirmed on their website on Tuesday that the 17-year-old had put pen to paper on a two-year deal which runs until the end of the 2022/23 season.

The winger, who’s represented both England and Norway Under-15s, took to his Twitter account to react to the news, adding in a picture of himself with director of football Victor Orta.

“Over the moon to have signed my first professional contract at Leeds. Hard work continues,” said Spencer.

Star of the future?

Spencer might not be a well-known name among Leeds fans but he’s someone who has had our hopes up recently.

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Before he joined Leeds from Sunderland in 2019, Manchester City were strongly linked with signing him [The Sun]. It is understood that Pep Guardiola’s scouts were “under orders to find home-grown talent, as well as scouring the globe for the next generation of superstars” when they were linked with Spencer.

At Leeds, he’s yet to break into the Under-23s team but has played well for the Under-18s this season at Thorp Arch, scoring twice, alongside three assists, in 10 Under-18 Premier League appearances.

He also played in the FA Youth Cup, scoring in an 8-2 win over MK Dons as well as playing a role in Max McMillan’s wondergoal.

Spencer is definitely someone to keep an eye on. He’s versatile too, being able to play on the left-wing or in a central attacking midfield role. Marcelo Bielsa loves that in players.

We’re not saying he’ll be on Bielsa’s radar yet but we’d be surprised if he’s not in the Under-23s next season.

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