Report: Leeds close to winning race for 16-year-old prospect eyed by Premier League rivals
Leeds United are reportedly close to winning the race for the signature of Bradford City’s Darryl Ombang.
According to the Daily Mail, the Whites are “edging closer” to signing the English prospect.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side are on the verge of bringing the 16-year-old to Elland Road, and he’s considered one of the best young goalkeepers in England.
Despite his age, he was a regular in Bradford’s Under-18s side last season. Additionally, he’s also been drafted into England’s under-16 squads.
Reportedly, Premier League clubs Manchester United, Everton and Leeds have eyed the Bradford prospect. However, Leeds look set to win the race.
Darryl Ombang should be excited by Leeds academy
If you’re a young player looking for some of the best academies in the country, Leeds should be one of the standouts.
The club’s Under-23s recently achieved promotion, plus further down the system they have some real talented groups.
Crucially, Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa is ready to pick out the best youngster when they are good enough to get exposure around the first team.
Ombang, 16, is still at the beginning of his football path, but a step to Leeds would be massive.
It seems likely that he’d join up with possibly the Under-18s, but there is a genuine path to grow.