Congratulations signing for Leeds United - Former coach hails Whites acquisition Ryan Edmondson

Dark Clouds form over Elland road as First Division football becomes a reality during the FA Barclaycard Premiership match between Leeds United and Charlton Athletic at Elland Road on May...

Leeds United have signed York City teenager.

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.

Ryan Edmondson's former coach has congratulated the youngster on making the move from York City to Leeds United.

The York Press reported last week that the 16-year-old striker was close to being snapped up by the Championship side.

A photo has since been uploaded onto Twitter of Edmonson at Leeds' Thorp Arch, and his former coach has wished him well on his big move.

Edmondson, 16, has already made first team appearances for York City.

The York Press had reported that Middlesbrough had also been keen on the youngster, whose move was set to be made official this week.

Leeds are yet to make an announcement regarding Edmondson, although the club do not always make a big deal of signings made below first team level.

Even so the youngster is a bright prospect for the future, and will hope to make an impact for the club's under-18 and under-23 sides.

Leeds signed several young players from abroad over the summer, but this deal shows once again they are keeping an eye on more local talent too.

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