Confirmed: Leeds enforcer announces Elland Road exit

Young Leeds United centre-back Matt Keogh has announced that he’s leaving Leeds to join UNC Charlotte in the States, where he will “play and study at university.”

Keogh has been with Leeds since he was 10 and his contract was due to expire in June.

In his Instagram message, he says it has been an “honour and a privilege” to wear the Leeds shirt and said that he couldn’t be happier leaving as league champions.

Keogh was part of the Leeds Under-18 side that won the Professional Development League North title last month.

He posted the Instagram message on Wednesday.

Football Insider verdict:

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Keogh leaves on a high after a brilliant season with the Under-18s and it’s the youth wings of the club that have made the most noise this season. We expect a lot of players to leave over the summer and it’s not yet clear whether the club will have faith in Paul Heckingbottom as the man to reshape the squad. He’s out in Myanmar at the moment, where a squad of 22 played the first friendly game on Wednesday in 33C heat. They lost 2-1 but it’s unlikely that the results out there will have any bearing on Heckingbottom’s position. The bizarre end-of-season tour seems to have far less to do with football than with other business developments and we imagine the players and probably Heckingbottom will be glad when it’s over. The summer will be busy at Elland Road and it’s going to be crucial that whoever is in charge gets things right this time. 

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