It’s been confirmed that Leeds United have signed Arsenal youngster Sam Greenwood in a deal that could net the Gunners up to £3 million.
A regular at under-18 level last year, Greenwood was tipped to challenge for a regular starting berth with the under-23s this season what with Folarin Balogun expected to depart and Tyreece John-Jules set to head out on loan.
It’s hard to say if impatience has driven Greenwood’s decision, but if Leeds have outlined a plan to fast-track him into the first team at Elland Road, you can’t really blame the kid for having his head turned.
Bidding farewell via Instagram, Greenwood said: “I want to say a big thank [you to] Arsenal and the supporters for the last 2 years of my career. Been an honour to play for the club while meeting some special people and making even better memories.”
Having been signed from Sunderland two years ago, Arsenal will make a bit of a profit on his sale. It’s said we’ll get £1.5 million upfront which could rise to as high as £3 million with add ons.