Recently released Leeds United talent Isaac Assenso admits 'big change' after joining League One club

The midfielder has joined League One club Scunthorpe United on a free transfer.

Leeds United have been making the news recently for the amount of young talent that is signing professional deals at the club. The likes of Kalvin Phillips for instance, who signed a two-year deal earlier in the week.

Of course not all the youngsters at Leeds can be as fortunate. One name that did not make the retained list was midfielder Isaac Assenso.

At the start of last season, future head coach Neil Redfearn was high in his praise for the combative midfielder - who can also play at the back.

He told the club's official website in August last year, after Assenso had starred in a youth game against 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."

But he did not progress and ended up joining League One side Scunthorpe United on a free transfer.

Now he has been talking about the move to the Scunthorpe Telegraph. He has been discussing how he is relishing a new challenge at Glandford Park:

“I am very glad that I have been given the platform and now I know I have got to work very hard and play well for the club and the fans.

“My aim is to develop, improve my ability and become technically better.

“I was only in the youth team at Leeds so it will be a big change if I make the first team and I know I could be playing with a lot of men so I will look to cope with it.

“Everybody wants to be involved in the first team so it will give me a lot of experience as well so I am really looking forward to the challenge.”

Assenso was hotly tipped at Leeds and his departure did come as something of a surprise. But he has all the raw abilities and qualities at his disposal to become a future Football League regular. In the not so distant future, Leeds might just come up against this plucky 18-year-old.

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