Report: Leeds United beat competition from 10 clubs to sign up Aapo Halme

Thomas Christiansen manager of Leeds United looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leeds United at Molineux on November 22, 2017 in...

Leeds United are set to make Aapo Halme their first signing of the January transfer window.

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According to a report on Finnish media outlet HS, Leeds United have beaten off competition from 10 other clubs to sign Aapo Halme.

Halme is set to sign for Leeds in the coming days, and he will become the Yorkshire side’s first signing of the January transfer window.

Leeds have worked hard to get a deal done for the in-demand youngster, who will pen a four and a half year contract at Elland Road.

A general view of Elland Road Stadium prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Brighton & Hove Albion at Elland Road on October 17, 2015 in Leeds, England.

Leeds faced competition from a host of clubs to sign Halme, but they have won the race for the youngster’s signature.

Halme currently plays for HJK Helsinki, and despite only being 19 years old, he boasts a good amount of first-team experience.

Thomas Christiansen manager of Leeds United looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leeds United at Molineux on November 22, 2017 in...

The Finnish youth international has made 36 first-team appearances for Helsinki and is regarded as one of the best young talents in Finland.

Halme is likely to be placed into Leeds’ development squad upon arrival at Leeds, as he is seen as a player for the future, rather than someone who can immediately break into Thomas Christiansen’s first-team.

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