It might not be the first capture that Leeds fans were wanting, but it is a first signing nonetheless as the Whites bring in youth player Joshveer Shergill.
The 16-year-old left-back was snapped up by United from League One side Walsall who in turn had brought the youngster in from West Brom who’d released him earlier this year. The Championship newcomers had signed him from Sikh Hunters FC
His capture by Leeds was first mooted on the Daily Mail’s live transfer blog (13:09) and has been picked up by unofficial, yet usually right, Twitter account Lufcyouth (below):
Welcome to left back Joshveer Shergill who joins #lufc u18s on a two year scholarship after signing from Walsall
— Lufcyouth (@leedsutdacademy) June 16, 2018
The Daily Mail’s blog mentions that the Whites have snapped up the youngster and will have to pay a £25,000 fee to the Midlanders as well as having agreed a percentage sell-on fee. The above tweet adds that the youngster will start a two-year scholarship with Leeds, joining the already well thought of Thorp Arch academy system.
Leeds United’s Thorp Arch academy has been reinvigorated over last season with the Under-18 and Under-23 sides benefitting from a series of moves where youngster from high-profile foreign sides such as Barcelona, Benfica and Real Madrid.
Shergill will join Leeds at an exciting time, what with the signing of managerial guru Marcelo Bielsa to guide the fortunes of the first team squad. The pressing ethos that he preaches will no doubt drip down the age groups.
United are well-known for promotion youth, youngster Shergill will be looking to impress and force himself into some of the higher age groups at the club.
Meanwhile the Whites are looking to push on further transfers of more high-profile targets with strikers Matej Vydra and Abel Hernandez being linked to the club.