Leeds United: Whites bulk up academy side again with deal for Ajax youngster

Leeds United's Under-23 squad will be strengthened again with the signing of teenage centre-back Pascal Struijk from Ajax.

Friday, 26th January 2018, 6:56 am
Updated Friday, 26th January 2018, 7:00 am
Leeds United Under-23 coach Carlos Corberan.

Struijk travelled to England last night and is due to join Leeds in the next 24 hours as United continue to build up their development-squad ranks.

The 18-year-old is a Holland Under-17 international who featured in the Under-17 European Championship in 2016.

He leaves Amsterdam without breaking into Ajax’s senior squad having featured predominantly for the Dutch club’s Under-19 side.

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Via Instagram, Pascal Struijk arrives at Leeds-Bradford Airport last night.

Leeds will add him to Carlos Corberan’s Under-23 group at Thorp Arch, continuing the stream of academy signings made since the takeover of United by Andrea Radrizzani last May.

This month alone, Leeds have recruited Finland Under-19 international Aapo Halme from HJK Helsinki, forward Oliver Sarkic on a permanent deal from Benfica and former Feyenoord goalkeeper Kamil Miazek. A further deal was struck on Wednesday with striker Sam Dalby moving to Elland Road on a two-and-a-half year contract from Leyton Orient.

Via Instagram, Pascal Struijk arrives at Leeds-Bradford Airport last night.