Leeds United youngster Lucas Odunston has confirmed he is set to depart Elland Road after a 12-year association with the club.
The 18-year-old featured regularly at right-back for the Whites’ U18 side this term, but he failed to break into Carlos Corberan’s U23 side or the first team.
Leeds have a good track record at developing young talent with the likes of Jack Clarke and Jamie Shackleton breaking into Marcelo Bielsa’s side this season, but Odunston has not had such fortune and the club is now letting him leave.
Odunston confirmed the news via his Twitter account on Monday evening:
— Lucas Odunston (@lucas_odunston) May 13, 2019
Odunston has attracted interest from Leeds’ Championship rivals Hull City and the defender has already spent a trial period at the club, according to HITC.
The 18-year-old made the starting line-up in Hull City’s U23 clash with Birmingham City in mid-April, which suggests he is highly regarded at the KCOM Stadium.
Odunston will be disappointed to be leaving Leeds after spending so long at the club, but he is better off moving to a club where he has a better chance of breaking into the first-team.
He has not been able to challenge U23 right-back Bryce Hosannah for his place in the side, while the likes of Luke Ayling, Jamie Shackleton and Gaetano Berardi are also ahead of him in the first-team pecking order.
Odunston should now be looking for a move when he can take his career to the next level.