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Swedish teenager on trial at Leeds United

15 year-old Erion Sadiku shown in Leeds training kit

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Swedish teenage striker sensation Erion Sadiku is reportedly going on trial at Leeds United this week, and he’s been pictured in on the website of his club, Varbergs BoiS, in a Leeds United training kit.

The Sporting Director of Varvergs, Kujtim Bala, was excited to see Sadiku get the chance to go on trial at Leeds United, as the he felt the experience would only help the player grow, and that it was important for all of the young players at the team to know that they would also be able to have a chance at a move to England.

Varbergs BioS is Swedish club that currently plays in the second tier, the league below the Allsvenskan. In addition to Sweden international Pontus Jansson, the club also brought in forward Paweł Cibicki from Malmö FF back in August.

Leeds have been looking at bringing in a number of young players from all over Europe ever since new owner Andrea Radrizzani took over at the club and Victor Orta has been the Director of Football. The club has made youth development a priority and is looking into moving their training ground and Academy back into Leeds, with plans to redevelop the area around Elland Road to make a new, state-of-the-art training facility.

Leeds have also forged a partnership with the Aspire Academy from Qatar. Aspire is one of the top youth development academies in the world, and they attract players from not only the Middle East, but all over the world.

Patience is needed when transferring in teenagers, as players develop at different speeds and rates. Leeds also have a number of attacking options in the Academy currently, and even maligned forward Jay-Roy Grot got a run in the U23s yesterday, where he scored his first goal at Elland Road. The club is building for the future, and while fans are all impatient, it’s a good thing that the club is building from within.