By Danny Wright
Matthew Pennington has taken to Twitter to thank the Leeds supporters for their kind welcome after he agreed terms to a season-long loan switch from Everton.
The 22-year-old centre-back has joined up with the Whites squad at their pre-season training camp in Austria with the club’s official website announcing on Wednesday that he could make his unofficial debut against Borussia Monchengladbach on Thursday.
Thomas Christiansen hasn’t been afraid to strengthen his squad in his first couple of months as Leeds boss, but fans had been crying out for the Dane to made additions to the centre of defence while Pontus Jansson and Liam Cooper were his only options.
However Pennington has added some competition to the senior duo, and has taken to his personal Twitter account to share his excitement over moving to Elland Road.
“Delighted to sign for Leeds United on loan for the season. Thanks for all the welcome messages, can’t wait to get started,” the Everton academy product said.
— Matthew Pennington (@mpennington94) July 19, 2017
Pennington has made nine senior appearances to Everton ever since he broke on to the scene.
He scored his first goal for the Toffees when he was called upon to deputise in defence in a Merseyside derby clash with Liverpool last season.
The former England Under-19 international has previously had loan spells with Coventry, Tranemere and Walsall, but Leeds looks to be his biggest challenge yet.
In other Leeds news, a Serie A club has entered talks to sign this 26-year-old Whites player.