Leeds United have offered youth player Dane Burlace a scholarship deal, according to a club insider.
Lufcyouth, a reliable source of information regarding Leeds’ youth ranks, claimed on their Twitter account that Burlace has been offered a two-year deal by the club and will join up with their Under-18s.
Well done to Dane Burlace who has been offered a 2 year scholarship will join up with #lufc u18s
— Lufcyouth (@leedsutdacademy) February 12, 2018
Burlace has already appeared in a Leeds shirt earlier this month when he featured at right-back in the 2-0 Under-18 League 2 win against Barnsley.
Leeds have made major efforts to continue building on their youth set-up since Andrea Radrizzani gained full ownership of the Championship club and hired Victor Orta as director of football.
After Orta arrived, a glut of European players were signed up and now play a major role in the Leeds Under-23s side.
One of those top talents is Kun Temenuzhkov, who played against Burlace in that youth game against Barnsley on 3 February.
Football Insider verdict
Leeds have been widely criticised by their fans by continuing to spend money on strengthening the youth set-up, but this just seems like a run of the mill youngster he has been signed up like every other club does. Burlace must have been very impressive in that win against Barnsley earlier this month to earn the scholarship and he will no doubt be buzzing to get a chance to develop at a big club like Leeds. In the summer, Orta and Heckingbottom will probably make big changes to the first-team but that could be restricted by the money spent on the likes of Aapo Halme, Sam Dalby and Pascal Struijk. It’s a risky game, but nowadays it seems every type of transfer strategy has its advantages and disadvantages.
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