Leeds United have agreed scholarship terms with England youth international Nohan Kenneh, Football Insider understands.

The highly rated 16-year-old has signed a two-year contract with the Championship giants ahead of linking up with their Under-18s squad next season.

A club source has told Football Insider that the Elland Road academy product is tipped for big things at the club and regarded as a first team player of the future.

Kenneh, who has Liberian roots, is already an England youth international at Under-16 level and his versatility is such that he can play in the midfield anchorman role or at centre-back.

Leeds’ youth set-up has been transformed since Andrea Radrizzani took over as owner and gave recruitment chief Victor Orta a mandate to plough funds into sourcing teenage gems.

The long-term transfer strategy has paid off this season, with the Leeds Under-23s blowing nearly all their opponents away to win the Professional Development League title playing the same brand of aggressive, eyecatching style as he senior side.

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