Leeds United have made the perfect start to 2018 with the newly agreed deal with Qatar sports organisation Aspire Academy the most important deal they will sign all year.
The Whites confirmed on Wednesday, via their official Twitter account and official website, that they had signed a partnership with the youth development company to help their own future stars grow with the support of both parties.
— Leeds United (@LUFC) January 3, 2018
The arrangement is set to see the Middle Eastern business, which names Leeds director Ivan Bravo as its Director General, offer support, analysis and resources at both the Whites’ youth and academy levels, with a focus on elements such as sports science.
While fans can still expect a January transfer signing to steal the headlines during the winter window, the opportunities and prospects offered by the newly agreed partnership should be viewed as the most exciting move made.
The Whites have a proud tradition of developing some of the best young talent in England, with the likes of Ronaldo Vieira and Kalvin Phillips regulars in the first team line up this season, while Charlie Taylor and Sam Byram have both made the move to the Premier League in recent years.
The deal made with Aspire Academy can take the club to the next level in terms of their development and standard of training, which in turn will see some top class talent come through the ranks at Elland Road and push the club towards future success.
It might not provide instant results, but ensuring future triumphs requires planning in the present, and this move from the club is the first step towards another level of greatness.
While a new signing might provide a temporary boost to Leeds’ prospects, they have now secured their long term future, which makes it the most important signing of the year.
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