Leeds-owned Niklas Haugland scores on international duty

A general view of Elland Road during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Fulham at Elland Road on December 13, 2014 in Leeds, England.

Leeds United youngster Niklas Haugland's stock continues to rise.

A general view of Elland Road as play continues in the second half during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Queens Park Rangers at Elland Road on December 8, 2018 in...

Leeds United youngster Niklas Haugland was among the goals at international level on Tuesday.

The 16-year-old forward scored twice as Norway Under-17s beat their Romanian counterparts.

Haugland, who joined Leeds in August on a three-year deal, opened the scoring on 26 minutes by converting a pass from Herman Geelmuyden.

He then doubled the lead on 58 minutes after tapping home a cross from Fredrik Oppegard [Fotboll].

 

The teenager has been in good form for the Whites' Under-18 side in recent months, scoring against Burnley and Sheffield Wednesday youth sides to name a few.

It certainly seems as if Haugland could have a bright future ahead of him at Elland Road, and the good news is that if he's good enough, he will attract interest from Marcelo Bielsa, who has proven that he isn't afraid of giving young players chances this season - Jack Clarke, who was 17 when making his debut, being the most notable one.

Ryan Edmondson also made his senior Whites debut as a 16-year-old at the end of last season, under Paul Heckingbottom.

First-team chances are unlikely for Haugland this season, considering Bielsa's side are challenging for Premier League promotion, but he's certainly doing the right things to get himself noticed.

General views of Elland Road before the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Aston Villa at Elland Road on December 03, 2016 in Leeds, England.

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