Date: 11th August 2020 at 9:42am
Written by: Michael Brooks

Leeds United have announced the signing of 18-year-old attacker Joe Gelhradt from Wigan Athletic on a permanent basis.

Having graduated through the club’s academy Gelhardt made 21 appearances in all competitions for Wigan’s first-team, scoring once in a 2-2 draw with Hull City back in September.

But with the Latics now needing to raise funds after finding themselves in a difficult financial situation, Gelhardt has officially completed his move to Yorkshire for an undisclosed fee.

The teenager has put pen to paper on a four-year deal with Leeds, which will secure his future at Elland Road until the end of the 2023/24 season.

As well as his exploits for Wigan, Gelhardt has also been capped by England at several different age-group levels, and now looks set to be part of the Leeds squad that makes the club’s long-awaited return to the Premier League next season.

Taking to Twitter following confirmation of the signing of Gelhardt, plenty of Leeds fans were keen to give their thoughts on the club’s new recruit.

Here, we take a look at what of some of them had to say.

 
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