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Leeds sign Sam Greenwood from Arsenal as striker becomes latest youngster to join Bielsa’s side

Leeds have signed striker Sam Greenwood from Arsenal on a three-year contract. 

The 18-year-old joined the Gunners from Sunderland in 2018 and featured regularly for the club’s Under 18s before making the step up to the Under 23s, featuring five times in Premier League 2.

The Yorkshire club are thought to have paid an initial fee of £1.5million which could rise to £3m, with the transfer subject to regulatory process.  

The promising youngster scored 12 goals in 14 appearances for England’s Under 17s and was part of the squad that competed at the European Championship in 2019. 

The forward posted a farewell message to Arsenal on Instagram, thanking the club and supporters for his time there.

He wrote: ‘I want to say a big thank @arsenal and the supporters for the last 2 years of my career. 

‘Been an honour to play for the club while meeting some special people and making even better memories.’

Greenwood is the latest youngster to make the move to Elland Road following the arrivals of Dani van den Hueval, Charlie Allen, Cody Drameh and Joe Gelhardt.

The forward failed to make his senior debut at the Emirates and will look to make his mark with Leeds Under 23s before forcing his way into Marcelo Bielsa’s first team.

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