Supporters of Leeds United have recently reacted to news regarding Charlie Allen which was shared on social media by the Whites.
On Monday afternoon, it was revealed by the Elland Road outfit that the youngster had signed his first professional contract with the club (per Leeds United).
The deal which the 17-year-old attacking midfielder has put pen to paper on will last for two-and-a-half years and will keep him at the club until the summer of 2023.
This comes after United signed the player back in August for an undisclosed fee from Northern Irish side Linfield.
After this news was relayed on Twitter by the club, it had lots of Leeds fans talking.
So, what did these Leeds fans have to say about the news on Charlie Allen?
? #LUFC are pleased to announce Charlie Allen has signed his first professional contract with the club
— Leeds United (@LUFC) December 21, 2020
Good news for future
— Dave ? (@DAVIDLUFC_) December 21, 2020
Announce champions league
— Sam (@SamQuinn77) December 21, 2020
Speaking to Leeds after signing his deal, the youngster said: “I feel like my game has evolved over the few months I have been here, I just want to keep getting as many minutes as I can, hopefully, play for the under-23s and of course. the ultimate goal is to play first-team football.”
Do you like to see the Whites developing young players in their academy?
Yes, bodes well for the future
No, I'm not really that bothered
This kid has serious potential to make it to the very top?
— Kevin Connolly (@KevRedCon) December 21, 2020
Another local lad getting a professional contract love too see it https://t.co/0XubhwxZVP
— chrissy munce (@chrissymunce) December 21, 2020
Nice one Charlie
— Lee (@LufcLee_) December 21, 2020
So far this season, Allen has made six appearances for the under-18s in the U18 Premier League and three for the under-23s in the Premier League 2 and Papa John’s Trophy (per Transfermarkt).
Over those appearances, the 17-year-old Northern Irishman has managed to bag one assist for the Whites.
— jessica furness (@jessicafurness_) December 21, 2020
Well done CHARLIE #MOT
— Tommy McGuinness (@luscbradford) December 21, 2020
As can be seen in these responses from Leeds fans, many of them were delighted to see Allen put pen to paper on his first professional contract with the club.