Halme is said to have cost Leeds United around £500,000 in January.
Leeds United’s Under-23s may have suffered a 2-0 defeat against their Bolton Wanderers counterparts on Monday, but at least one young Whites player managed to catch the eye.
Aapo Halme has endured a difficult start to his Leeds career, suffering a serious foot injury shortly after it began in January of this year.
It wasn’t until the end of last month that Halme made his debut in United’s second string, but the young Finnish centre-back already looks the part according to the following onlookers at the University of Bolton Stadium…
Good summary Joe, not our night tonight & Bolton were better. Halme looks very good.— paul warrick (LUFC) (@paulwarrick3) September 24, 2018
Halme looks a good player, calm and collected at the back #LUFC— Leeds United Editor (@LeedsEditor) September 24, 2018
Quite a few misplaced passes tonight. Just not clicking into gear properly yet. Halme looks a good player.— Diddlysquat (@markrikko) September 24, 2018
Halme looks a player. It’s just that last ball that’s lacking for #lufc— Jack Douglas (@JDouglasSport) September 24, 2018
23′ Leeds are growing into this now very nicely, dominating possession. Halme and Diaz look very comfortable with the ball at feet #lufc— Jack Douglas (@JDouglasSport) September 24, 2018
44′ Aapo Halme with a great last ditch tackle to deny Bolton going 2-0 up. Tom Pearce is down receiving treatment as Bolton wait to take the corner #lufc— Jack Douglas (@JDouglasSport) September 24, 2018
On current form, Halme could soon find himself of interest to Leeds’ first team boss, Marcelo Bielsa, who has found himself with only two fit centre-halves – Liam Cooper and Pontus Jansson – in recent weeks.
Halme has played senior football before, making 36 appearances for Finnish giants HJK Helsinki ahead of his move to Elland Road.
Jamal Blackman, Tom Pearce and Lewis Baker (pictured) were among the more experienced performers in Leeds U23s’ defeat.
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