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Charlie Allen signs first professional contract with Leeds United

Allen joined from Northern Irish side Linfield in the summer.

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Northern Ireland youth international Charlie Allen has signed his first professional contract with Leeds United, a deal which will run until the summer of 2023.

The 17-year-old joined Leeds from Northern Irish side Linfield in August 2020, where he was their youngest debutant at the age of 15 under the management of former Leeds striker David Healy.

Allen has been a regular in Leeds u18 side, and played in the EFL trophy as well as making some appearances in the u23 side this season and has shown a lot of promise.

Allen told the club’s official website: “I’m really pleased, as a young kid you always dream of signing a professional contract.

“It’s my first one, I’ve got it and hopefully it’s the first of many, now it’s time to kick on with my career.

“I’ve really enjoyed my time at the club so far, playing regularly with the Under-18s every week and being around the Under-23s and first team, you see what they do every day and it’s good to watch and be involved in.

“I feel like my game has evolved over the few months I have been here, I just want to keep getting as many minutes as I can, hopefully play for the Under-23s and of course the ultimate goal is to play first team football.”