Leeds have officially announced the signing of highly-rated forward Sam Greenwood from Arsenal, the 18-year-old joins the Yorkshire outfit on a three-year deal.
The Telegraph’s Mike McGrath reported last week that Arsenal would net an initial £1.5m from the talent’s sale, with this fee potentially rising to £3m if certain add-ons are met.
Leeds state that the ace, who only joined the Gunners two years ago from Sunderland, will initially be part of the Under-23s side.
Greenwood moved into Arsenal’s Under-23s side this season after tearing it up with 19 goals and 12 assists in 47 appearances in the Under-18s Premier League over the last few years.
— Arsenal Academy (@ArsenalAcademy) August 28, 2020
Greenwood has so far scored once in five Premier League 2 outings to date, the ace has also been prolific for England across Under-16s, 17s and 18s level.
A move to Leeds may well be the best option for Greenwood at this stage of his career as his path to the Arsenal first-team was blocked by fellow academy graduate Eddie Nketiah – who acts as backup to superstars Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
It will be interesting to see what Arsenal fans make of this transfer, Greenwood has high potential but the Gunners do also need to raise funds this summer.