Liam Cooper and Ronaldo Vieira send messages to Leeds teenager Clarke Oduor on Twitter after signing deal

General view inside the stadium before the game - Elland Road

Leeds United's Clarke Oduor has penned a professional deal with the club.

Leeds United announced on Monday afternoon that midfielder Clarke Oduor has signed his professional deal with the club – and he received messages from team-mates on Twitter.

The Whites have long had a history of bringing players up through the ranks, and a number of academy graduates have been integral to Garry Monk's promotion-chasing side this season.

General view inside the stadium before the game - Elland RoadGeneral view inside Elland Road

The likes of Charlie Taylor, Lewie Coyle, Alex Mowatt, Ronaldo Vieira and Kalvin Phillips have all played their part in Leeds' success, whilst other graduates like Sam Byram and Lewis Cook were sold to Premier League clubs in 2016.

Leeds seem to have a never-ending conveyor belt of young talent coming up through the ranks, and after Mallik Wilks signed professional terms with Leeds last month, Clarke Oduor has followed suit.

Derby's Chris Baird in action with Leeds' Ronaldo VieiraDerby's Chris Baird in action with Leeds' Ronaldo Vieira

Oduor, 17, has been featuring for Leeds at Under-18 and Under-23 levels this season, and he's impressed enough to earn a deal until the end of next season, with Leeds also having the option to extend that deal by another year.

The midfielder will now want to push on towards the first team over the next year, and he received messages from two major Leeds players on Twitter after his deal was announced on Monday.

Defender Liam Cooper took to Twitter to congratulate Oduor, whilst midfielder Ronaldo Vieira suggested that his contract was 'well deserved' in his message to the teenager.

Here are the messages from Cooper and Vieira on Twitter after Oduor penned his first professional deal with Leeds United...

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