Leeds have completed the signing of Holland under 19’s striker Jay-Roy Grot today for a fee in the region of £1 million plus add-ons. The forward is one of the most highly rated youngsters in the Eridivise and was set to join Fiorentina this summer before the deal fell through.

Leeds announced the deal today, just a few days after the Chris Wood departure to Burnley for around £15 million. He was handed the number 11 shirt vacated by Souleymane Doukara which leaves the number 9 shirt, another striker definitely on the horizon with Andrea Radrizzani saying he would spend the money received from the Wood deal. Grot is a young powerhouse who was making quite a name for himself in the Netherlands and has secured the move with a week to go before the deadline shuts.

Leeds reported the deal on the clubs website earlier today.

Leeds United are delighted to announce the signing of striker Jay-Roy Grot from Dutch Jupiler League side NEC Nijmegen for an undisclosed fee.

The exciting 19 year-old joins the club on a four year deal, keeping him at Elland Road until the end of the 2020/21 season.

The 6ft 4in centre forward, who can also operate as a winger, featured 24 times in all competitions for NEC last season, netting six goals.

Grot made his debut at NEC in 2015 and despite his age, has already made 30 appearances in the Dutch top flight, the Eredivisie.

A strong, quick and creative attacking player, the forward has also impressed whilst representing the Netherlands at Under-17s and Under 19s.

Speaking about the move, Grot said: “I am very happy, this is such a big club and this is a big step in my career, I am delighted to signed for Leeds United.

“It was been my dream to play in England and so to do that at a club like Leeds is really exciting.”

Grot becomes our 13th signing of the summer transfer window and will wear the number 11 shirt.

He could make his debut in Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship fixture with Nottingham Forest at the City Ground. 

 

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