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Morning Leeds-in for 22 December: Leeds United sign a goalkeeper

Don’t get too excited, it’s just a youth player on a professional contract.

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Leeds signed a new goalkeeper, but it’s not exactly what you think.

Leeds United have signed 19 year-old youth team goalkeeper Will Huffer to a professional contract that runs until next summer, with an option to extend the contract another 12 months after that.

Leeds have a number of Academy goalkeepers at the club, with Bailey Peacock-Farrell and Kamil Miazek both already on the books. Peacock-Farrell is surely set for a loan move in January, with the club already sending him out to non-League York City for a month to get some playing time.

The short contract would seem to suggest that the club either wants him to prove himself or wants to see the player go out on loan to get some experience. Don’t be surprised to see Huffer go out on loan to a League 2 club or move on to a different club in January.

On to the links.

Leeds United Links

The club has asked for fans to bring scarves to the match against Hull City, and they have also reduced the price of scarves in the team shop to £4 with all profits going to the Leeds Foundation. [Leeds United.com]

The Leeds Foundation has launched football skills centres, aimed at kids between the ages of 5 and 15 years old. [Leeds United.com]

Leeds United Ladies player Shelbey Morris reviews the season so far. [Leeds United.com]

England and English football links

West Bromwich Albion captain Jonny Evans looks to leave the West Midlands club at the end of the season. [BBC.com]

Frank De Boer is reportedly in frame to be the next boss at Swansea City. [Sky Sports.com]

Lewisham council is still looking to seize land around Millwall’s ground, The Den, for development and that would result in Millwall becoming homeless. And while Millwall fans are, well, wretched, it could happen to any club. [The Guardian]

World Football Links

Ajax sacked their manager, Marcel Keizer, yesterday along with Arsenal and Dutch footballing legend Dennis Bergkamp. [The Guardian]

A look at why the two fullbacks will be the most important players on the pitch for Real Madrid as they take on arch-rivals Barcelona in El Clasico this weekend. [Managing Madrid]

Young AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma is the subject of abuse from fans, and it’s gotten so bad that he was reduced to tears against Hellas Verona. [The AC Milan Offside]