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Leeds hand seven youngsters professional contracts



Leeds United have announced that seven scholars have all passed through the Leeds United Academy system and have signed professional contracts.

Leeds sign on seven

Leeds sign on seven

The players are Dan Atkinson, Luke Booker, Lewie Coyle, Tyler Denton, Jake Skelton, Kalvin Phillips and Alex Purver.

Some of the players have been in the system since the age of eight and it shows that United seem to have a youth set-up with a lot of promise.

Tyler Denton said, “I’ve been here for a long time, I think it has been nearly 14 years now so it feels great to finally sign for Leeds. I support Leeds as well so it is good.”

Kalvin Phillips said that, “it is a privilege. I’ve worked hard over the last two years and I’m just glad that I am here”

Luke Brooker said, “It’s a dream come true and it is an honour to stay at the club.”

The seven players will now be hard at work over the coming weeks to catch the eye of the recently appointed head coach, Dave Hockaday, and will hope that they can fill the boots of Ross McCormack who left the club for Fulham.