By Derek Smithson

Leeds have taken youngster Bryce Hosannah on trial, according to a report.

Football website HITC claim that the 18-year-old is currently trying to earn a contract at Elland Road.

It is understood that the defender has taken part in a match for the Whites Under-23s side recently and is trying to stand out.

The report details that the Yorkshire giants are planning to invest heavily in their youth system, with Bracelona’s Oriol Rey and Real Madrid’s Ousama Siddiki already joining this summer.

Hosannah is an attack-minded full-back and he has previously played for Crystal Palace’s under-18s, but is still trying to make a breakthrough at senior level.

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The right-back has been given an opportunity to earn a contract in the Championship and is recognised for being comfortable on the ball.

Football Insider verdict:

Hosannah is a fairly unknown talent and is still trying to prove he can play football at the highest standard, but must have some good qualities if he was on the books at Selhurst Park. The right-back was unable to force his way into the senior side at Palace, but will hope to get a second chance to do so with Leeds. Thomas Christiansen’s side have decided to invest in youth for the new campaign, something that will go down with supporters. Ronaldo Vieira was the breakout star from the academy last year for Leeds and proved that it can be done. Hosannah will hope to earn himself a shot to impress at Elland Road and there could even be an opening for a right-back in the senior squad, with 21-year-old Lewie Coyle currently providing cover.

In other Leeds transfer news, they have entered the race for a top-flight goalkeeper.

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