Billy Whitehouse has joined Leeds from Doncaster Rovers.
Sunderland's Patrick van Aanholt (L) in action with Doncaster Rovers' Billy Whitehouse
New Leeds United signing Billy Whitehouse has admitted to the club's official website that it's 'unbelievable' to have signed for the club from Doncaster Rovers.
Whilst most of the focus has been on first-team signings such as Robert Green, Pablo Hernandez and Kemar Roofe, manager Garry Monk has also swooped to land a player for the future.
Billy Whitehouse has joined the club from Yorkshire rivals Doncaster Rovers, penning a one-year deal having been transfer listed by Darren Ferguson's men.
Whitehouse, 20, is a winger who came up through the ranks with Doncaster, but made just 11 first-team appearances for the club, whilst he also spent time out on loan with Halifax Town last season.
Now, Whitehouse is set to join the Leeds development squad, with the Whites deciding to take a calculated gamble on the youngster in the hope of unearthing a rought diamond.
Having completed his move to Elland Road, Whitehouse spoke the the Leeds United official website, and admitted he was delighted to have joined the club.
Whitehouse admitted he felt frustrated at Doncaster having been frozen out under Ferguson, but is pleased to have been given the chance to develop at Leeds instead.
The winger added that it's 'unbelievable' to be at Leeds, and the club's Thorp Arch training groud has taken his breath away, whilst also claiming that he wants to catch Garry Monk's eye.
“I’m delighted to be here,” said Whitehouse. “I’ve played in the first-team at Doncaster but I had a frustrating season last season. It started off well and then I went out on loan – where I did alright – but I came back and I wasn’t in the manager’s plans. I had a year left on my contract at Doncaster and I’m thankful to them that they’ve let me come here to get games under my belt and develop. “
“It’s unbelievable here at Leeds – when you drive up to the training ground it takes your breath away how good it is. The training ground is different class and all the lads have welcomed me. I just want to keep progressing now and see where this season takes me. I’ll start off in the Under-21s and I just want to try and keep on doing the best I can to catch the manager’s eye,” he added.
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