The Leeds United fans in the Transfer Tavern have been reacting to the news that their club have signed an agreement with Lourdes Sports Development as an Official Youth Coaching and Development Partner in China. The deal will see Leeds open two training centre in the Guangdong province, which they will hope can pay off with players eventually finding their way into the Leeds United set-up. You can read more about the deal on the Leeds website.
| Leeds United are delighted to announce Lourdes Sports Development as an Official Youth Coaching and Development Partner in China
— Leeds United (@LUFC) 17 May 2018
For the Elland Road faithful, one of the things they pride themselves on is their incredible record with youth development. The Yorkshire club has seen the likes of Lewis Cook, Sam Byram, Tom Cairney, Fabian Delph and James Milner all go on to make a name for themselves as top players in the Championship and the Premier League over the last few years.
The club’s new deal to open training centres in China could see them benefit in years to come, as football grows in China with the Chinese Super League continuing to grow. The growing market in Asia is a smart market for Paul Heckingbottom’s side to tap into as they look to recruit the latest prodigy’s from one of the fastest growing football nations. If Leeds can also get out of the Championship and into the Premier League in the future the investment could also see them prosper around the world.
You can read our local Whites’ verdict here:
We needed a holy intervention
— Pernambucano (@ChrisKeown89) May 17, 2018
Chris Chan: It’s a “no brainer”. LSD”Marching on Together” with Leeds United
— Stuart Grant (@McClumsy84) 17 May 2018
Getting the Chinese involved can only be a good thing.
— William patterson (@William79304674) May 17, 2018
We're blessed at last
— Mark Sweeney (@MarkSwe22051949) May 17, 2018
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ORTAS Signings should be sent to Lourdes… Might put some life in them…
— borisirishwhite (@leinsterwhite) May 17, 2018
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