Leeds United will give Charlie Allen a three-and-a-half year contract when the attacking midfielder joins from Linfield.
The 16-year-old Northern Ireland youth international is extremely highly-rated in his country and his form had attracted interest from some of the biggest clubs in Britain, including Liverpool, Tottenham and Rangers. Reports had suggested that the Scottish giants were confident of landing Allen but it has since been confirmed by the Belfast Telegraph that he will join Leeds United.
So, it’s a major coup for the Whites and Football Insider have provided more detail about the move. Firstly, they claim that the Championship leaders will spend around £300,000 to bring Allen to Elland Road, whilst they are set to give the player a three-and-half year contract that will initially be a scholarship deal before it becomes a professional deal when the youngster turns 17 in November, which will bring a pay rise for Allen.
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There has been no timeframe on when the deal will be officially confirmed, with the report stating that Leeds are going to wait for the current situation to ease before they finalise the move for the player.
Allen has made seven appearances for David Healy’s side in the first-team since he was handed his debut as a 15-year-old and he will become the latest youngster to join Leeds. The club have placed a real emphasis on signing talented teenagers in recent years, with the likes of Leif Davis, Jordan Stevens and Mateusz Bogusz just three who have decided to join the Yorkshire outfit.