Leeds United teenager Isaac Assenso, who Neil Redfearn hailed as 'dominant' on verge of being released

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Leeds United youngster Isaac Assenso appears destined to leave the club.

Leeds United teenager Isaac Assenso appears destined to leave the club after he was allowed to go on trial with Scunthorpe United.

The promising midfielder played in a game for The Iron's under-21 side last week, as confirmed via the club's official Twitter account.

Assenso has been a regular in the Leeds under-18 side this season, scoring in March's 2-0 victory over QPR.

He was a player singled out for praise by first team head coach Neil Redfearn back at the start of the season, after making a positive impact in an away match against their Ipswich Town counterparts.

Redfearn was quoted by the club's official website at the time, stating: "Isaac Assenso, who was a second half substitute, was our best player and his dominance in midfield went a long way to our good second half display." 

Allowing a young player to go on trial with another club is routine before their impending release, giving them the best possible opportunity to find a new deal by impressing first hand ahead of the transfer window.

Assenso is also capable of playing at centre-back, and while there is no official confirmation from the club regarding his release, the fact he was permitted to play for Scunthorpe suggests Leeds are not intending to fight to keep him around.

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