Leeds defender reveals on Twitter he is quitting the club this summer

By Richard Parks

Leeds United youth-team defender Matthew Keogh has confirmed he will sever his ties with the club this summer.

The centre-back, 18, has retweeted an announcement by US football management company SRUSA that he is available to join a new team from the start of next season.

This makes it clear that he will leave Leeds when his scholarship contract expires at the end of the current campaign.

Football Insider verdict:

It is that time of year when youth team players are either released early in order to give them an extended period to secure a new team, or are told they will not be given a professional contract. Keogh has made it clear he is heading out of the Elland Road exit door after 10 years on the books of the club. The defender joined aged eight after being spotted by scouts for the Championship giants while playing for his local club Knaresborough Celtic. He appears open to the possibility of a switch across the Atlantic. Good for him. Plenty of top players have had to bounce back from early setbacks in their careers. Leaving Leeds certainly need not mean the end for Keogh.

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