Date: 14th November 2017 at 5:57pm
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Leeds United have won the race to sign striker Ryan Edmondson from York City, according to Twitter reports.

The York Press reported last week that the teenage forward, 16,  was close to being snapped up by the Championship promotion hopefuls.

A photo has since been uploaded onto Twitter of Edmondson at Leeds’ Thorp Arch, and his former coach has wished him well on his big move.

Edmondson made his first-team debut as a substitute for non-league York last month.

The York Press had reported that Middlesbrough had also been keen on signing the youngster.

Good move for Leeds?

Aged 16, Edmondson represents one for the future and he would not be expected to make an immediate impact for Thomas Christiansen’s side. He has already played for the York first team and will hope to use this experience to make an impact for Leeds’ Under-18s and Under-23s sides. It is a measure of Edmondson’s potential that big-spending Boro have been keen to sign him, and the Elland Road faithful will be delighted to put one over Garry Monk’s side in the transfer market.

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Likely to happen?

Leeds signed 16 new senior players during the summer and a further seven for their Under-23s squad. It appears that Edmondson has been targeted with a view to joining their development set-up. Leeds are yet to make an announcement regarding Edmondson, although the club do not always make a big fuss of signings made below first team level. Given the image of the teen at Thorp Arch with club officials, this deal appears to be done.

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