DONE DEAL: Leeds United go Dutch as Grot signs four-year contract

Leeds United head coach Thomas Christiansen.
Leeds United head coach Thomas Christiansen.

Leeds United have sealed the signing of Jay-Roy Grot from NEC Nijmegen on a four-year deal.

The 19-year-old striker put pen to paper after travelling to Leeds yesterday to discuss personal terms and undergo a medical.

Leeds have paid £750,000 up front for the Holland youth international, completing the first stage of their plan to replace Chris Wood. The fee could rise to over £1.5m with add-ons.

United made an immediate move for Grot after selling Wood to Burnley for £15m on Monday.

The 6’3” forward turned professional just two years ago but he played 20 times for NEC in the Dutch Eredivisie last season and was courted by Italian club Fiorentina in May.

He will train with Thomas Christiansen’s squad ahead of Saturday’s game at Nottingham Forest and is in contention to make his debut at The City Ground.

Grot said: "I'm very happy, this is such a big club and this is a big step in my career. I'm delighted to signed for Leeds United.

"It has been my dream to play in England and so to do that at a club like Leeds is really exciting."

Leeds have handed Grot the number 11 shirt.

Thomas Christiansen.

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