Leeds United have confirmed the signing of Pascal Struijk from top-flight side Ajax.
The 18-year-old defender has signed on a three-and-a-half year deal which will keep him at Elland Road until 2021.
The news was reported on the official Leeds Twitter page on Monday lunchtime.
✍️ | Leeds United are pleased to confirm the signing of Pascal Struijk from Dutch outfit Ajax
— Leeds United (@LUFC) January 29, 2018
The centre-back will go straight into Carlos Corberan’s Under-23 side and could make his debut as soon as Friday’s clash with Birmingham City.
Football Insider verdict:
The Leeds Under-23s have had some serious additions this January and the club obviously have high hopes for Struijk with a three-and-a-half-year deal under his belt. The centre-back started off his career at ADO Den Haag before moving to the high profile Ajax club. He has also been capped three times for the Dutch Under-17 team. Leeds fans will no doubt be far more concerned about senior signings at this stage in the transfer window, but there is a real feeling around Leeds that the club is building for the long term and that can only be good news for the fans.
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