Niall Huggins has posted on Twitter after the Leeds United youngster became the second teenager to sign professional terms with the Yorkshire club this week.
Earlier in the week, 18-year-old midfielder Theo Hudson agreed a one-year deal at Elland Road. Huggins, also 18, has followed Hudson by putting pen to paper on a contract that will expire this time next year.
Huggins has been in excellent form for Mark Jackson’s Under-18 side, amassing a decent 12 goals in 29 games. That comes after previously suffering a serious injury which sidelined the striker for eight months.
Now, he is back and firing and his impressive form has even seen Huggins link with Wales Under-18 and Under-21 training camps in recent months. He posted on Twitter after agreeing a 12-month deal.
— Niall Huggins (@Niall_Huggins) May 22, 2019
Huggins has a real chance of following the likes of Jack Clarke and Jamie Shackleton into Marcelo Bielsa’s first team over the next couple of seasons.
That is because of a number of reasons. Not only is he an extremely talented striker with plenty of goals to prove it, but he has risen through the Leeds academy since he was six years of age.
He gets it. He knows what it means to be a Leeds fan. Having that determination and loyalty to do well for your hometown club will surely drive Huggins on.