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Ex-Leeds teenager Isaac Assenso signs for Scunthorpe United on free transfer

Former Leeds youngster Isaac Assenso has joined Scunthorpe United.

Scunthorpe United have confirmed on their official website that former Leeds United youngster Isaac Assenso has joined the club on an initial one-year deal.

The Iron have already snapped up three players this summer and have now made it four, with Assenso joining Stephen Dawson and ex-Preston duo Jack King and Scott Wiseman.

The 18-year-old was a regular in the Leeds Under-18 side but wasn't offered a professional contract by the Whites, allowing him to become a free agent at the end of this season.

In fact, Assenso was hailed by Neil Redfearn, who was youth coach at Leeds before taking charge of the first team, labelling him 'dominant' in an interview with the official Leeds United website after a defeat to Ipswich Town.

"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," said Redfearn.

Now, the teenager will be hoping to prove Redfearn right during his time at Glanford Park, with manager Mark Robins allegedly impressed with the youngster's performances during a trial spell at the club.

Predominantly a central midfielder who can also play at centre back, Assenso has the chance to carve out a career for himself in League One, dropping just one division after his release from Leeds - and he will no doubt have a chip on his shoulder having been allowed to leave Elland Road.

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