Leeds United have taken 16-year-old Hibs striker, Ethan Laidlaw on trial. The Scottish teenager is a highly rated youth prospect and Leeds United have given him a trial to sign him permanently should he impress the coaches.
According to the Daily Record, Leeds gave a trial to Hibs striker Laidlaw last week, with the 16-year-old considered a hugely exciting prospect. The Scottish striker signed his first professional deal with Hibs recently, but he could see his future at Elland Road if all goes well.
The Hibs official website describes Laidlaw as an agile, quick, and skillful attacking player. Leeds United have a great history of putting their faith in young players and Marcelo Bielsa has continued the tradition. This trial is just another example and we could see the youngster featuring in the youth setups of Leeds United soon.
Ethan Laidlaw is a very exciting player, and hence Hibs were desperate to tie him down for the foreseeable future. But Leeds United could have a promising up-and-coming player with them if they decide to sign Laidlaw permanently.
There is no doubt that plenty of clubs would have liked to sign the teenager and it could represent a very smart piece of business from Leeds United if they were to sign him. Leeds United fans will certainly be excited to see how his trial progresses and if he becomes a White soon.