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Morning Leeds-in for 16 January: Leeds sign another Academy player to a professional contract

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Leeds have signed yet another Academy player to a professional contract.

Midfielder Jack Jenkins was the latest player to sign a contract with the club. Per the club’s official website:

The 17-year-old midfielder has put pen to paper on a deal which runs until the summer of 2021.

Jenkins has been a regular for the Under-18s throughout the current campaign, helping them to the top of the Professional Development League North and was also part of the side last season which won the division.

He will now be looking to follow in the footsteps of Jack Clarke, Leif Davis and Jamie Shackleton who have all broken into the first team from the Academy in recent months.

The most remarkable part of Marcelo Bielsa’s revolution at the club hasn’t been the tactics or the results, but it’s been what the club has been able to do with existing players and with the significant impact of youth players coming up to play vital roles in real matches. The Academy at Leeds is an absolute treasure, and Bielsa has been critical in developing these players who will form the core of the team for years to come.

On to the links.

Leeds United Links

The English Football League has officially opened an investigation into Leeds United in regards to “Spygate.” [Through It All Together]

Another match moved for TV: Leeds match against West Bromwich Albion moved to Friday, 1 March. [Through It All Together]

England and English Football Links

Harry Kane is set to miss a significant amount of time with an ankle injury. [Cartilage Free Captain]

Newcastle needed extra-time beat Blackburn Rovers in an FA Cup replay. [BBC.com]

League One strugglers Shrewsbury Town scored three goals after the 70th minute to beat Stoke City 3-2 in the FA Cup. [BBC.com]

World Football Links

Current Milan loanee Gonzalo Higuain is reportedly now going to go to Chelsea on loan. [AC Milan Offside]

AS Roma suffered two more injuries in the Coppa Italia victory, with Diego Perotti going down before the match even started and Juan Jesus injured during the match. [Chiesa di Totti]

According to reports, Aaron Ramsey will sign his contract with Juventus on Friday. [Black & White & Read All Over]

Liga MX power rankings after week 2 in Mexico. [ESPN.com]