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Leeds United sign Linfield starlet Charlie Allen

We’ve known it for a while, but it has now been confirmed that Charlie Allen has arrived at Elland Road.

Dundalk v Linfield - Unite the Union Champions Cup Second Leg
Allen battles with Dane Massey in Linfield’s 2nd leg Champions Cup tie against Dundalk.
Photo By Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Leeds United have completed another deal for an exciting young player, as Charlie Allen signs from Linfield on a three-year deal.

The 16-year old was Linfield’s youngest ever debutant at the age of 15, and has massively impressed, drawing the attention of numerous clubs around the country.

The Northern Irishman has five under-17 caps under his belt, scoring one goal, while making three appearances in the Irish Premiership last season. Allen will initially play for The Whites’ under-18s.

Leeds look to continue their mini-transfer policy for young talent, with Cody Drameh due for talks this week.