Northern Irish club Glenvaon have confirmed that they have reached an agreement to have a performance partnership with Leeds United.
The NIFL Premiership high-flyers announced on their official Twitter account on Thursday that they have struck up a deal with the Whites, however they are yet to fully disclose the nature of the agreement and what it entails.
— Glenavon FC (@Glenavon_FC) April 12, 2018
Leeds have had links with Glenavon in the past having signed Robbie McDaid from the Northern Irish club in 2014 while teenage goalkeeper Conner Byrne had a trial with the Yorkshire giants in December.
There was also a friendly held between the two sides in July 2014 after McDaid completed his switch to Elland Road, which the English Championship club won 5-0 against a side containing David Healy.
Glenavon are currently fourth place in Northern Ireland’s top-flight.
Football Insider verdict
Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani has created a few partnerships with other clubs since he took charge at Elland Road having established links to the Aspire Academy in Qatar and Spanish second tier side Cultural Leonesa. It seems that the agreement with Glenavon may be for the Whites to potentially poach more of their younger players, but the details of this agreement seem pretty hazy so far with no mention of it coming from the Yorkshire club’s official channels.