By Paddy Kenny

22nd Jun, 2021 | 10:00am

Kenny in 'absolute world-beater' claim as Leeds agree terms with goalkeeper

Paddy Kenny claims Marcelo Bielsa won’t be giving too many chances to his Leeds United youngsters next season.

The former Whites stopper, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, reacted as the club looks to have found another top talent.

On 10th June, Football Insider revealed Leeds United have agreed terms with England youth international goalkeeper Darryl Ombang.

It is understood the 16-year-old will join the Whites from Bradford City in July.

Kenny insists joining Leeds is not a gamble for Ombang but claimed first team chances will be hard to come by next season.

“To have the opportunity to leave Bradford and go to Leeds it’s not a gamble,” Kenny told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.

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“It’s something he’s got to do. I’m sure if these youngsters were good enough, he [Bielsa] would pick them.

“They might have some good talent but they might not be ready yet for Premier League experience.

“Maybe they need to go out on loan. But he’s still a baby, we don’t know how he’s going to progress over the next few seasons.

“He’s one to look out for and I’ll be interested to see how he gets on.

“It is hard to just throw someone in unless they are an absolute world-beater.

“When Phil Foden first came through, even he was only gradually bedded in.

“At a team like Leeds, it’s going to be a tough season. They had an unbelievable season last season but they have to be careful with the risk they take.

“Throwing too many kids in is difficult for a team that’s trying to establish itself in the Premier League.”

In other news, Leeds United have submitted a seven-figure bid for a striker with blistering pace.