Done deal: Defender completes move as Leeds agree season-long loan with lower-league club
By Harry Sykes
Tyler Denton has completed his season-loan loan move to League Two side Port Vale, it was announced on Monday afternoon.
This came after it was announced on the Leeds website that the 21-year-old had signed a new three-year deal at Elland Road.
He leaves in search of regular first-team football ahead of a shot at the Leeds first team next season.
The news of the completed deal was announced on the official Leeds Twitter account.
— Leeds United (@LUFC) August 7, 2017
Denton made his first-team debut for Leeds in the EFL Cup last season where he made an immediate impact by scoring the only goal of the game in a 1-0 victory away at Luton.
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He made two more senior appearances in the FA Cup, in the 2-1 victory against Cambridge and the embarrassing 1-0 loss to non-league Sutton United.
He hasn’t played since but manager Thomas Christiansen has obviously marked him out as a talent for the future, pinning him down on a new long-term contract before sending him out on loan.
Ironically, Leeds next fixture is against Port Vale in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday but fans don’t need to worry about him coming back to haunt them – as Phil Hay from the Yorkshire Evening Post pointed out on twitter, he’s not eligible to play in that game and will likely make his debut on Saturday.
Denton not eligible for Wednesday's Carabao Cup tie. First Vale appearance likely to come against Wycombe on Saturday. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) August 7, 2017