Local academy announce teenager Roman Khela has joined Leeds United

A general view of Elland Road, home of Leeds United during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday at Elland Road on April 13, 2019 in Leeds, England.

Khela is not the only local talent to have been snapped up by Leeds United of late.

A general view of Elland Road, home of Leeds United during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday at Elland Road on April 13, 2019 in Leeds, England.

Leeds United have added another local talent to their ranks, his academy have announced.

Forza Football shared the news of Roman Khela's transfer on their Twitter page in the early hours of Wednesday morning, with a photo appearing to show the player signing for Leeds.

 

Khela was part of Forza Football's under-14 set-up and is described by them as "(a)nother top kid who has worked hard for his opportunity".

The academy's Twitter bio states they are "the hub for foundation and youth development football in Yorkshire (for) ages 4-16", and lists their location as Bradford/Ossett/Halifax.

Earlier this year, the Leeds-based Ultimate Football Coaching Academy announced that one of their players, Ben Sturgeon, had also left to join the Whites.

Although some way from a first-team breakthrough, the pair are sure to be encouraged by Leeds' impressive youth development record.

Marcelo Bielsa manager of Leeds Utd shouts instructions to his players during the Sky Bet Championship Play off Semi Final 1st leg match between Derby County and Leeds United at the Pride...

Homegrown talents Kalvin Phillips, Jack Clarke, Jamie Shackleton and Bailey Peacock-Farrell have each featured regularly under Marcelo Bielsa, whose side remains on course for promotion via the Championship play-offs this season.

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