Liam Kitching has left Leeds United and joined Forest Green Rovers.
League Two outfit Rovers have signed defender Kitching from Championship club Leeds on a three-year contract.
The 19-year-old defender has explained his decision to leave the Whites, and believes that it is the right time in his career to switch clubs.
Kitching told Rovers’ official website: “I’m delighted to be here and I didn’t have any second thoughts when I heard about the opportunity.
“I came and met the manager and had a look around the club and it’s a really good place and they sold it to me straight away.
“I’ve been out on loan for the past two years and I think it is time for the step up now to really give it a good go.”
Leeds youngster Robbie Gotts has taken to Twitter to wish Kitching the best of luck in his new adventure.
Good move for Liam Kitching?
Kitching is a very good and promising young central defender, but the teenager was going to struggle to establish himself in the Leeds first team next season.
Perhaps a loan move for the 2019-20 campaign would have been better, but it is very encouraging that the defender wants to play regular first-team competitive football.
Rovers are an ambitious club, and the youngster will improve and develop playing under manager Mark Cooper at The New Lawn.