A one-time Leeds United player has been talking about his son and the current academy system.
The French winger has something of a journeyman’s career, during which he turned out 41 times for Leeds from 2006 to 2008.
Now unattached Carole lives in Yorkshire, and he rates his former club highly enough to send his own son to their academy.
That is no surprise given the number of highly talented young players coming through the ranks at Elland Road in recent times, most notably Alex Mowatt, Sam Byram, Charlie Taylor and Lewis Cook. But could Leeds fans see another playing with Carole on his back in the years to come?
Only time will tell, because Keenan Carole is still just 10 and has a long way to go, but there are few better academies in the country right now when it comes to their talent breaking through – and excelling in – the first-team.
“I still love going to watch them play and my son loves Leeds,” Carole said. “I hope that one day he will play on that pitch.”
Speaking about the fact that so many academy players are currently in or around the first-team, Carole added, “That’s why I love Redders (manager Neil Redfearn) and he is doing a massive job. I really hope he stays.”
So do many of the club’s fans, and when you consider the young talent coming through, the future looks very bright on the pitch.