By Dominic Toner
Youngster Dario Meadows has joined Leeds on a season-long loan from Roma.
Leeds announced on their website that the winger has linked straight up with the development squad following his loan switch from the Italian giants.
Meadows, 17, will be available to play for both the under-21s and under-18s during his loan spell.
— Leeds United (@LUFC) August 26, 2016
Teenager Meadows is originally from Pembury in Kent but moved with his family to Italy as a young boy. He was then picked up by Roma and has flourished in Giallorossi’s youth set-up before he was capped by Italy at Under-16s level.
Meadows, who has both English and Italian passports, is set to switch nationalities and join the England set-up, where he is expected to be selected at Under-18s level.
The youngster is the latest Garry Monk signing after a huge overhaul at Elland Road this summer.
Monk has already recruited Luke Ayling, Rob Green, Kyle Bartley, Matt Grimes, Hadi Sacko, Kemar Roofe, Marcus Antonsson and Pablo Hernandez, in addition to latest signings Liam Bridcutt and Pontus Jansson last week.
In other Leeds transfer news, they have submitted a bid for a Premier League midfielder and been given an emphatic response.