The club have announced that prospect goalkeeper Will Huffer has today signed his first professional deal with the club. The young keeper has been in fine form for the under 23’s which led to a call-up for the England youth set-up, and the future looks bright for the keeper.

Huffer is one of a number of young players currently catching the eye in the development squad. Under Victor Orta’s recruitment drive the development squad has been revitalised massively, with players arriving from all over Europe, including some of the biggest clubs in the world. The likes of Kun has arrived from Barcelona, along with Adrian Balboa. Ousama Siddiki arrived shortly after from Real Madrid and they aren’t the only ones, more from Barcelona, including Oriol Rey, one from Benfica and the list goes on. It hasn’t stopped the English development though, and Huffer becomes the second to sign recently, Jack Clarke also penning a professional deal.

Huffer spoke to the official website on his new deal, “I am so pleased, I’ve been working for this for the past ten years, all of the trips up and down the country with my family has paid off, but I still know there is a long way to go.

“It is a really proud day for me and my family, I’m so thankful to all of the coaches, my family, friends and the players, here, I am really happy.

“Bailey is two years ahead of me and I still look up to him and we have Andy Lonergan and Felix Wiedwald here, who are really good role models and I take little bits from all of them.

“Leeds United has done so much for me over these last ten years, they have always been there for me when I have needed them.

“Hopefully I can kick on now, I know how much work is required and I won’t be resting, I want to reach that next level now.”

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