Who is Josh Galloway? Five things to know about Leeds United's latest signing

A general view prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Nottingham Forest at Elland Road on August 10, 2019 in Leeds, England.

Leeds United have raided Carlisle United for a second time this summer.

A general view prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Nottingham Forest at Elland Road on August 10, 2019 in Leeds, England.

Leeds United have announced the signing another of Carlisle United teenager, Josh Galloway.

Galloway follows his former Cumbrians teammate Liam McCarron to Elland Road.

But what should those of a Leeds persuasion know about their latest addition? HITC Sport has the lowdown...

 

Who is he?

A Glasgow-born 17-year-old midfielder who grew up supporting Carlisle and has been with the Cumbrians since under-10 level. 

Where exactly does he play?

Anywhere across the middle of the pitch, including out wide - although Galloway lists forwards Cristiano Ronaldo and Kylian Mbappe as his favourite players.

How experienced is he?

Galloway, who was 13 months into a two-year scholarship contract at Brunton Park, has yet to play competitive football of any kind, although in Carlisle's words he did feature "heavily" during the club's latest pre-season campaign.

What do we know about the deal?

Leeds have paid an undisclosed fee for Galloway, the length of whose contract - which is again a scholarship deal - is also unclear. He becomes a Whites player immediately, despite having being signed outside of transfer window. All that really means is that he can't play first-team football until January, and he's likely to join the U23s for now anyway.

What have Carlisle said?

Carlisle United manager Steven Pressley during the Sky Bet League Two match between Carlisle United and Lincoln City at Brunton Park on April 19, 2019 in Carlisle, United Kingdom.

Their manager, Steven Pressley, is not a happy chappy, having already lost Liam McCarron to Leeds this summer. Although his issue is not with the Whites but the system itself, which he feels has left the Cumbrians "under pressure to give (young players professional) contracts" before they have been earned [News and Star].

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