Championship side Leeds United have agreed to sign Pontardawe Town goalkeeper Matthew Turner, as per a report by Football Insider.

The promising young goalkeeper will make the switch to Elland Road in June. He has impressed for the Pontardawe Town academy and will be rewarded with a move to Leeds United.

The 16 year-old is being tipped for a big future by the Welsh side and they will be disappointed to be losing him but will not have stood in the way of him joining Leeds United.

Pontardawe Town play their football in the Welsh second division. They are currently 4th in the league and are managed by Jason Dykes.

It is refreshing to see Leeds scouting players from Wales and boosting their youth academy. The Whites have stressed the importance of signing young players and then developing them to eventually play in their first-team. In the next few years they hope to have some of the brightest young talents on their books and enhance their reputation at a top quality academy for youngsters.

It is good to see Leeds having more of a structured plan for the future as opposed to the short-termism approach they have had in recent years, such as the chopping and changing of managers. They are now managed by Paul Heckingbottom, who made the switch from Barnsley last month, and are hoping he is the man to lead them forward.

The signing of young goalkeeper Matthew Turner is a promising one for Leeds and he is a name to look out for in the future.

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