Arsenal confirm sale of striker Sam Greenwood to Leeds United

Arsenal have confirmed the sale of teenage striker Sam Greenwood to Leeds United for an undisclosed fee.

Friday, 28th August 2020, 9:32 am
YOUTH INTERNATIONAL - Sam Greenwood has joined Leeds United from Arsenal and signed a three-year deal. Pic: Getty

The 19-year-old attacker, who can play out wide as well as up front and has a prolific goalscoring record as a youth international, has moved to Elland Road on a permanent deal and signed a three-year contract.

Greenwood, a product of Sunderland's academy, joined the Gunners two years ago and scored 10 times for their Under 18s.

A professional deal followed last summer and he had game time with the Under 23s and trained with the first team on occasion.

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For England Under 17s Greenwood netted 12 goals in 14 games.

Leeds United's head of emerging talent Craig Dean has long been an admirer of the youngster and saw him as an important addition to the Under 23s this summer. The deal is one of several that have either been completed or remain in the pipeline, as Leeds look to strengthen their Category 1 academy.

Arriving ahead of Greenwood in recent weeks were Charlie Allen from Linfield, Cody Drameh from Fulham, Joe Geldhardt from Wigan Athletic and Ajax youth keeper Dani van den Heuvel.

A statement from Arsenal read: "Everyone at Arsenal would like to thank Sam for his contribution during his time with us and wish him all the best at Leeds United.

"The transfer is subject to the completion of regulatory processes."