Done deal: Goalkeeper agrees June transfer to Leeds
By Richard Parks
Leeds United have agreed to sign Pontardawe Town goalkeeper Matthew Turner, it has been confirmed.
The Welsh League club’s academy Twitter account has revealed that the shot-stopper, 16, will head to Elland Road in June.
— Pontardawe Academy (@pontyacademyfc) February 25, 2018
Turner was pictured training with the Leeds youth team when they were at the Aspire training academy in Qatar last week.
— TopCatch Goalkeeping (@TopCatchGK) February 20, 2018
He appears to have impressed the coaching staff of the Championship giants and a deal has now been secured for him to transfer from Pontardawe Town, who are a Welsh League club playing in Division Two.
Football Insider verdict:
Some fans will be frustrated that yet another young player has been signed rather than the marquee arrivals needed for the first team. Turner clearly did the business during the training camp in Qatar and it is important that the club always have one eye on the future. But the here and now is also imperative and it is obvious that a new number one is needed in the summer as neither Felix Wiedwald or Andy Lonergan is up to the task.
In other Leeds United news, the club have agreed the terms of an £8.5million deal, with the first payment scheduled for the summer.