Leeds United fans might be hanging on for news of marquee signings for the Premier League but the club is still busy working on the stars of the future.

16-year-old Linfield midfielder Charlie Allen looks like becoming the next youngster to sign for Leeds, with Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Graham Smyth saying that he was given a farewell party on Saturday night.

He relayed a tweet that showed his leaving cake, complete with Leeds decorations.

Smyth claims Allen is due in Yorkshire in the coming days with Leeds hoping to finalise the deal within the week.

If Leeds do get his signature they’ll have beaten clubs such as Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea, Leicester City and Spurs to the deal.

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Future is bright

Carlos Corberan has done such a good job at the Under-23s that he’s landed his own job as manager of Huddersfield.

That leaves a big gap at Leeds and it will be interesting to see who replaces the popular manager.

Whoever it is will be working closely with Marcelo Bielsa and a very talented crop of youngsters.

We’re not surprised that Allen has chosen Leeds – we don’t think there’s anywhere better to play as a youngster at the moment.

The Academy has just been given Cat 1 status and it means the Under-23s will be playing in Premier League 2 next season.

Players such as Pascal Struijk and Ian Poveda were given their first starts late on this season and Allen will be targeting the same within the next two years.

He made Linfield’s 25-man squad for the Champions League qualifier against Rosenborg so has already had a taste of the big time.

It will be another step up for the attacking midfielder at Leeds.

In other Leeds United news, Reliable site leaks images of new Leeds home and away 20/21 Adidas kits


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