Championship side Leeds United have completed the signing of York City striker Ryan Edmondson, as announced by the club’s official website.
The 16 year-old has left National League North side York City to sign for the Championship club. He has agreed a contract until June 2020. The youngster, born in Harrogate, is a Leeds United supporter and has completed his dream move to his boyhood club.
He made his debut last month for York City in a fixture against Brackley. He was highly regarded by the non-league side and was being tipped for a big future in the game. There was interest from other clubs in Edmondson but he has decided to join Leeds United over other options. He will no join up with the club’s U18s and U23s.
Leeds’s rivals Middlesbrough have also shown an interest in the young striker in the past. Edmondson is an exciting acquisition for Leeds fans and is certainly one to watch out for in the future. It will also be refreshing to see a Leeds United fan having the opportunity to play for the team he supports. It is also nice to see young players from non-league being snapped up by bigger sides.
Leeds have had a poor run of late and will be looking to bounce back on Saturday. Their boss Thomas Christiansen started well at the club but has struggled of late. They will be looking to add to the signing of Ryan Edmondson in the January transfer window as they look to bolster their squad for the remainder of the season.