Taking a break from bringing in Spanish or Spain-based youngsters for their Under-23 Development squad, Leeds United have instead returned to these shores for their last signing.
According to Adam Pope on Twitter (tweet below), the Whites have signed former Crystal Palace youngster Bryce Hosannah after a successful trial at the club.
I understand #lufc have brought in ex Palace youngster Bryce Hosannah on a year's deal into the U23s. He's a right back.
— Adam Pope (@APOPEY) August 12, 2017
The Whites have invested heavily in talent for the Under 23s, a side that had a horrible season during their campaign last season. Most of this ‘investment’ has seen players such as Barcelona-trained youngsters Kun Temenuzhkov and Oriol Rey as well as Real Madrid forward Ousama Siddiki become names through the door at Thorp Arch .
Hosannah, a right-back (although listed by Crystal Palace’s website as a midfielder), was let go by Crystal Palace over the summer, and as Adam Pope’s tweet shows, it seems that the chance to salvage his career begins with Leeds United and an Academy/Development side that has, in times gone by, produced many players currently members of Premier League sides.
Andrea Radrizzani (below), Leeds United’s new owner, has vowed to refresh the Under-23 side at Elland Road, and Hosannah (shown in the background) is obviously the latest player to be signed to the side – a side whose first Professional Development League 2 fixture is on Friday 18th August away at Watford.
Considered unlucky not to be offered a professional deal at Palace, where he had been since the Under10/11s set-up, the season-long deal will at least give the talented full-back a chance to shine and hopefully earn a longer deal with the Whites.