Leeds United have signed Josh Galloway from Carlisle United on a scholarship deal, with the 17-year-old set to join the club’s academy initially.
— Carlisle United FC (@officialcufc) August 29, 2019
The deal was confirmed on the official site of the League Two side this afternoon and he becomes the second teenager to make the switch to Yorkshire after winger Liam McCarron linked up with the Whites this summer.
Carlisle stated that they had agreed an undisclosed fee for the teenager, who was able to join outside of the window because he is signing on as a scholar.
Capable of playing centrally or out wide, Galloway is yet to make a senior appearance for the Cumbrians, although he did spent pre-season with the first-team and featured in a few friendlies.
It is expected that he will initially join up with Carlos Corberan’s exciting U23 side, with the long-term aim of pushing into the first-team squad.
Boss Marcelo Bielsa has shown in the past that he will promote youngsters who perform well in the academy, with several Thorp Arch graduates featuring for the Whites now.
Leeds have been targeting highly-rated young player for the past 18 months now and it has paid off, with Corberan’s U23 side having so much talent.
So, this continues that trend and Galloway looks like a coup, with Carlisle confirming that a host of clubs had been battling to land the midfielder.
This is a great move for the player too, as he is joining a big club who provide a pathway for youngsters and it’s now about settling in quickly and showing the staff at Leeds what he can do.
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