Leeds United have beaten out a host of top European sides to announce the acquisition of a 16-year old superstar in the making.
Niklas Haugland looks to save announced his signature to the Whites having fielded interest from several of Europeans giants over the summer.
The Norwegian youngster looks set to become one of Leeds United’s scholars in a move that sees the club step ahead into the transfer market in order to secure the clubs future, a familiar move during new Owner Andrea Radrizzani’s tenure.
Haugland joins from Norwegian third tier minnows Fana IL on a free transfer and is under contract until 2020 when he will be able to sign professional terms at the club.
The 16-year old has experienced a surprising yet fruitful summer, having had trials at both Bayern and RB Salzburg; who failed to tie the player down to a long term deal along with AC Milan.
Leeds will now hope the forward can challenge for a starting spot in the Development Squad by challenging last seasons acquisitions in Sam Dalby, Kun Temenuzhkov and Ryan Edmondson.
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By Ryan Ingham