By Wayne Veysey

26th Aug, 2017 | 10:28am

Radrizzani sends Twitter message to striker after Leeds agree transfer terms

By Harry Sykes

Andrea Radrizzani has sent a congratulatory Twitter message to teenage Leeds striker Mallik Wilks after he agreed to join Accrington on loan.

The forward, 18, completed a switch until January to the League Two outfit on the same day that it was announced he had signed 12-month contract extension with his parent club.

Leeds owner Radrizzani sent his best wishes to highly rated Wilks on Saturday morning for what he hopes will provide him with valuable experiene in his development as a professional.

Radrizzani also congratulated the youngster on a memorable league debut on Friday night, in which he came off the bench to score a 95th minute equaliser for Accrington in their 2-2 draw at Notts County.

It was the first senior goal in the career of Wilks, who is regarded highly at Leeds and seen as one for the future after emerging from the club’s prolific academy.

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Wilks, 18, has made one senior appearance for Leeds, in the FA Cup last season, but it wasn’t a happy debut.

He was part of the team that lost 1-0 to non-league Sutton United in one of the worst days of previous manager Garry Monk’s reign.

Accrington Stanley are now top of League Two following Wilks’ stunning early impact.

In other Leeds United transfer news, an £8million bid has been rejected for a Championship goal machine wanted by the club.

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