According to the Belfast Telegraph, Leeds United have won the race to sign Linfield youngster Charlie Allen.
United are currently looking to earn promotion from the Sky Bet Championship back into the Premier League and will be hoping that this campaign is going to get back up and running in order for them to do exactly that.
Certainly, there is a consensus that they would deserve to return to the Premier League for next season and, in the meantime, it looks as though they have managed to sign Allen.
The report reveals the likes of Rangers, Liverpool and Manchester United have all taken a look at the man based across the Irish Sea but it is the Whites that have won out.
With several exciting young players at the club already, then, the future is certainly looking bright for the Whites in one way or another.
Allen obviously won’t be playing first-team football any time soon but it looks as though he has done enough during his time at Linfield to get some of the biggest names in the UK looking at him.
Leeds appear to have won the battle, too, and the player will surely be looking forward to potentially learning, eventually, under Marcelo Bielsa.