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Tom Pearce says it is a dream come true after signing first professional Leeds contract

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Leeds United have secured the youngster on a one-year deal.

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Leeds United have had a busy day tying some of their brightest young talent down to new deals.

Following in the footsteps of goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell and defenders Jack Vann and Michael Taylor, left-back-cum-winger Tom Pearce also put pen to paper on a new deal.

Pearce was signing his first ever professional contract and he later spoke to Leeds’ official website about his hopes for the future.

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The teenager only arrived at Leeds from Everton in 2014 but he has quickly set about making a name for himself at the Whites’ academy and his performances for the under-18s last season – for whom he scored eight goals in 26 appearances – have earned him a new deal.

Speaking to leedsunited.com, the 18-year-old said, “It feels great, it’s a dream come true. It’s a great club for young players coming through. As a lot of people have shown, you will get a chance if you do well enough.”

Leeds have some of the finest young players in the Championship and new manager Garry Monk will now set about turning this squad into a side ready for a promotion push next season.

While Pearce will be focusing on taking his great form into the under-21s for now, he will no doubt be hoping more contracts follow, with a first-team debut at some point in the future.

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