A teenage striker last known to be on Everton's books played and scored for Leeds United's Under-18s at the weekend, according to Youthhawk.
Welcome to the INS family @maxdean09 ⚽️ pic.twitter.com/RofbITO66s— INS Management (@insmanagementuk) January 29, 2020
Dean was listed as an Everton player as recently as last month by the agency which represents him, INS Management.
Yet the teenager's Instagram profile picture appears to show him wearing the Leeds (away) shirt used at Crewe.
Striker Max Dean, last known to be on Everton's books, reportedly played and scored for Leeds U18s on Saturday. Teenager's Instagram profile picture appears to show him wearing Leeds (away) shirt used that day. pic.twitter.com/0LvdNZ47nF— Footballer Instagram Stories (@BallerStories) February 24, 2020
What that says about his Everton future remains to be seen.
It is possible that Dean, who ended last season as Everton's top scorer in his age group, was playing for Leeds with a view to a move there - assuming that he has not already joined.
But the likelihood that he was simply doing Leeds a favour should also be considered.
Trial spells are particularly prevalent at this time of year, as academies begin to put plans into place for the forthcoming campaign.
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