Seb Carole blown away by Leeds U18s ace Alfie Hughes
Ex-Leeds United attacker Seb Carole was blown away by the goal Alfie Hughes scored for the Under-18s on Saturday.
Hughes, 18, netted a stoppage-time winner for the Whites as they beat Stoke City 4-3 in the Under-18s Premier League.
Lui Bradbury netted a brace while Joe Snowdon scored with a penalty kick as Leeds’ youngsters battled superbly to get all three points against Stoke.
Carole took to Twitter to react to the stunning goal Hughes scored and also shared a clip to show the incredible effort from the young attacker.
Carole said: “What a goal.”
— Seb Carole (@SebCaroleFS) April 17, 2021
One for the future?
When we talk about the up-and-coming young talent Leeds have at Thorp Arch, we don’t really think about Hughes.
However, the 18-year-old has caught the eye this season and was handed an appearance against Accrington Stanley in the EFL Trophy back in August.
Hughes is an attacking midfielder who clearly has an eye for the spectacular, based on his stunning late-ditch winner against Stoke.
He’ll turn 19 in October so it remains to be seen whether or not he’ll get a call-up to the Under-23s, who won promotion to the top level of Premier League 2 this week.
If not, could a loan spell suit Hughes?
He’s never made a senior appearance in his career and there’s no denying that he would attract attention based on that goal against Stoke.
A spell in the lower reaches of the EFL or even the National League would definitely serve as a benefit for the impressive teenager.
In other Leeds United news, the club is working on a deal to sign this stunning player.