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Leeds United sign teenage winger Liam McCarron from Carlisle United

Winger joins on a permanent basis and will start his Leeds career in the U23s

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Leeds United added another player for the U23s that the club will be hoping to make an impact on the first team in the near future. Leeds have signed Liam McCarron from Carlisle United

Per the club’s official website:

The 18-year-old joins the Whites for an undisclosed fee and has penned a three-year deal at Elland Road.

McCarron came through the ranks at Carlisle and signed a first professional contract with the League Two side last September.

He then went on to make 20 appearances in all competitions for the Brunton Park outfit and Leeds have beaten off competition from a number of Premier League and Championship clubs to secure the signature of the highly rated youngster.

McCarron will initially link up with Carlos Corberan’s Under-23 side, with a view to joining the first team squad.

McCarron made 20 first-team appearances for Carlisle, however he only managed one assist and no goals in that time, but again, he was an 18 year-old playing as a member of the first team. He also only totaled 463 minutes in those 20 appearances, so most of them were coming off the bench late in games.

The young winger has shown some promise, despite not lightning the world on fire with his scoring touch, but for a young player in the first team his “other” stats, like dribbles and crosses, were quite good.

It seems Leeds have done their homework and grabbed a good young player, and if everything goes well, perhaps we’ll see him make an appearance for the first team at Elland Road this season. Just don’t give him the number 11 and compare him to Eddie Gray, okay?