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OFFICIAL: Sam Greenwood joins Leeds United

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Leeds United have officially confirmed the signing of Arsenal youngster Sam Greenwood.

The 18-year-old has penned a three-year deal at the Elland Road which will run from now until the summer of 2023, after leaving the north London outfit.

The fee reported to be involved in the deal is an initial 1.5 million fee which could rise to an amount of 3 million depending on the clauses in the contract signed.

He started his youth career in his home town with Sunderland, spending close to a decade there before moving to join Arsenal two years ago after an impressive displays on Wearside.

Sam Greenwood is a versatile attacker, playing on the wing as well as up-front, scoring 19 and assisting 12 in the under-18 Premier League from 47 matches overall. Greenwood made the progress to join the Gunners under-23 football last year, scoring one goal from five appearances in PL2 before the season was curtailed.

The England youth international also has three caps and one goal for England at under-18 level, while boasting an impressive record at under-17 level, scoring 12 goals in 14 matches.

He was highlighted at the Stadium of Light and his move to Arsenal in 2018 was expected to be the breakthrough for him to achieve bigger things in the coming years.

However, the player has been snapped up the Whites as he feels he has a better chance making progress under Marcelo Bielsa, who has developed a number of youth players during his coaching career.

On Thursday, the attacker posted a farewell message to appreciate the north London outfit, after two years with the club.

“I want to say a big thank [you to] Arsenal and the supporters for the last two years of my career,” he said. “Been an honour to play for the club while meeting some special people and making even better memories.”

He will initially link up with the Under-23s before trying to force his way into the senior team.

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