Leeds United have signed goalkeeper Will Huffer to professional terms at the club after he impressed with his displays for their youth teams.
The Whites confirmed the news on their official website on Thursday, with the 19-year-old stopper signing an initial deal until June 2018.
The club have the option of extending the deal by 12 months, and Huffer becomes the latest young player to sign terms with the Elland Road side.
Jack Clarke signed professional terms with Leeds on his 17th birthday in November, and Huffer will be hoping to follow goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell into the first-team.
Huffer had impressed with his consistent displays for the club’s Under-18 sides, and has gone on to be a regular for Carlos Corberan in the Whites’ Under-23 team this season.
His performances have led to England youth call-ups, and Huffer has now been rewarded even further for those impressive displays with his first professional contract.
Football Insider verdict:
Huffer will be delighted with his first professional deal, and will now need to kick on and try to earn that 12-month extension. The progress of former academy graduate Bailey Peacock-Farrell, who has played for the first-team, should demonstrate to Huffer that there is a real opportunity at the club to make some meaningful steps forward in his career.
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