Leeds United have signed youngster Paudie O’Connor on a two-and-a-half year deal after spending some time at the club in the last few weeks. O’Connor has had trials at Crystal Palace and Leicester City recently but joins the Whites until 2019.
O’Connor arrives from Limerick where he played at centre-back. He is highly rated and will join up with the Leeds under 23’s squad. The defender made his debut for Limerick against Rockmount in Ireland back in 2014 and was regarded as one of the most promising young talent at the club.
The clubs official website reads,
“Centre-half Paudie O’Connor (born: 14 July 1997) is one of the most promising young players at Limerick and was recently rewarded with a professional deal.
He previously played for Kilcornan, Breska Rovers and Regional United before joining Limerick Under-19s in July 2013. He made his senior debut in April 2014.”
He joins fellow Irish youngster Eoghan Stokes and first-team player and full Irish international Eunan O’Kane and Leeds which will hopefully help the youngster settle. Leeds continue to bring in young players from other clubs as they try to replace the youngsters who have made the step-up to the first-team.