Leeds United boss Uwe Rosler has been impressed with the youngsters at the club.
Leeds United manager Uwe Rosler has told Sky Sports' FL72 podcast that his belief in Leeds United's youngsters attracted him to Elland Road.
Although Rosler admits that he knew there would be difficulties involved with managing the Whites, the appeal of taking over such a talented, young squad excited him.
The likes of Alex Mowatt, Sam Byram, Charlie Taylor and Lewis Cook are all playing a big part in the Leeds first-team, and Rosler says that ensuring the group stay together is crucial.
"I watched him [Taylor] last season a few times, and that was the thing that really attracted me to the football club," he explained. "I knew there were difficulties, but there were also benefits. The benefit for me was to build around the core of young players for the future.
"Those players have not surprised me. They have shown me that they are as good as I thought they were. What has impressed me most is that they really want to play for Leeds United. They come through the ranks, they have grown up with each other and they know each other. They are now enjoying playing with each other and for Leeds. Our challenge is to keep those players at the club."
Interest is starting to mount in Leeds' prized assets, with a number of players being linked to Premier League clubs of late.
Taylor is said to be a transfer target of Manchester United, according to the Daily Star, while Byram is been rumoured to be on Sunderland's wish list, so say the Daily Mail.
Their development is being well served at Leeds, though, as Rosler is putting great faith in them to guide the club forward.
The German boss has given them key roles at Elland Road, and if they did move elsewhere, their chances of playing so much first-team football would be greatly reduced - possibly stunting their development in the process.