Leeds United agree sell-on clause for Ryan Edmondson to join Carlisle
Leeds United have agreed a sell-on clause in a deal that sees Ryan Edmondson join Carlisle United on a free transfer, according to Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Graham Smyth.
Writing via his personal Twitter account on Wednesday (22 June), Smyth reported that a deal that takes Edmondson, 21, to Brunton Park “should be announced” on Thursday (23 June) as it wasn’t confirmed on the day he tweeted.
It is understood that Leeds are releasing the York-born striker, whose contract at Elland Road was due to expire in 2023, but a sell-on clause will be included in his move to Carlisle.
All the best, Ryan
It never looked likely that Edmondson would break into the first-team at Leeds United with the striker continually being sent out on loan over the last few seasons
He’s been sent to Aberdeen, Fleetwood Town, Northampton Town and Port Vale.
In the 2021/22 season, the centre-forward played for Fleetwood in the first half of the campaign but didn’t score a single League One goal in 11 appearances and the only times he found the back of the net were in EFL Trophy wins over Leicester’s Under-23s and Barrow.
In January, Edmondson stepped down a division to League Two and played a role in Port Vale’s promotion win.
The former England Under-19 international scored three times in 21 appearances for the Stoke-based club while two of those appearances came in each leg of a play-off semi-final win over Swindow.
He didn’t get off the bench at Wembley, unfortunately, as Vale beat Mansfield in the play-off final but at least he was there and it would have been a great experience for the youngster.
Carlisle will hopefully prove to be a good home for Edmondson.
They haven’t had the best of luck recently but if he starts plenty of games, we could start to see some of the promise that shone from the striker in his early days at Leeds.