Done deal: Midfielder confirms he has agreed terms with Leeds
By Alex Stevens
Billy Whitehouse has confirmed that he has signed for Leeds from their Yorkshire rivals Doncaster.
The midfielder revealed on his personal Twitter account on Tuesday night that he is “looking forward to a new chapter” after finalising a transfer to Elland Road.
— Billy Whitehouse (@bilwhitehouse32) August 2, 2016
Leeds released a statement on their official website to announce that Whitehouse had signed a one-year contract and joined the club for an undisclosed fee.
This comes after the 20-year-old impressed the Leeds coaching staff during a recent trial with the club.
He will initially link up with the Championship club’s development squad and hopes to graduate to the senior squad.
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“I just want to keep progressing now and see where this season takes me,” Whitehouse told the official Leeds website. “I’ll start off in the Under-21s and I just want to try and keep on doing the best I can to catch the manager’s eye.”
Primarily a central midfielder, Whitehouse featured on nine occasions for Doncaster last term and enjoyed a successful loan spell at National League side Halifax Town.
Current Doncaster manager Darren Ferguson had not given the Rotherham-born player any game time, despite Whitehouse making his debut as a teenager under the stewardship of Paul Dickov.
Leeds supporters will be pleased that manager Gary Monk is building a young, strong crop of players in his first season in charge at the Championship club.
The Whites have signed the attacking quartet of Hadi Sacko, Kemar Roofe, Marcus Antonsson and Pablo Hernandez plus midfielder Matt Grimes, and the experienced Rob Green and Swansea’s Kyle Bartley at the back.
Whitehouse has become Monk’s eighth summer signing as he aims to guide the club back to the top flight of English football, after relegation 12 years ago.
The West-Yorkshire club begin their Championship season with a tough away fixture against QPR on 7 August.
In other Leeds transfer news, the Whites have made an approach for Nottingham Forest centre-back Jack Hobbs.