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Leeds United capture their third signing of the summer

Leeds United have captured their third signing of the summer with the transfer of Liam McCarron as confirmed on their official website.

The youngster joins the Whites on a permanent basis from League Two Carlisle United for an undisclosed fee and has signed a three-year-deal which will keep him at the club until 2022.

He signed his first professional contract only last year with Carlisle but such is his rapid development, Leeds have captured the signature of the 18-year-old.

The winger had a whole host of potential suitors all monitoring his situation but Leeds have battled it out and won the race ahead of other fellow Championship clubs and even Premier League teams.

He made 20 appearances for Carlisle last season and has attracted plenty of interest but he will now join up with the Leeds Under-23 side with a view to joining the first team squad.

There is also a sell on clause in the winger’s contract should Leeds allow him to leave in the future.

McCarron explained how it was a difficult decision to leave Brunton Park and that he wishes his former side all the best. “I’ve loved my time with Carlisle United and I’m leaving with a very heavy heart.”

“I’d like to thank the club for everything they’ve done for me, and it became an even harder decision to make when a new contract offer was mentioned.”

“This opportunity has come up and I just feel it’s one I have to take. Carlisle United will always be in my thoughts because I wouldn’t be where I am now without the help and support I’ve received from the staff, the coaches and the fans.”

Leeds will be once again looking to push for promotion to the Premier League and with plenty of exciting youngsters in their squad this is the ideal place for McCarron to continue his development at this stage of his career.

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