Arsenal confirm Sam Greenwood transfer to Leeds United

Youngster Sam Greenwood is set to join Leeds United on a permanent transfer, Arsenal confirmed this morning [August 28].

The 18-year-old joined the Gunners in 2018 and after impressing for the Under-18s, was making steps towards becoming a Under-23s regular before the restart.

He scored 10 goals and made five assists in his first season at the club and netted six times in the 2019/20 campaign playing not just as a central striker but in wider areas also.

The initial fee that Arsenal will receive for Greenwood is understood to be around £1.5million, with future bonuses and clauses raising the potential price to £3million.

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Greenwood is expected to join Leeds’ Under-23s squad ahead of the first team’s long-awaited return to the Premier League and spending just two seasons in north London, the 18-year-old made it known he was grateful for the opportunity.

“I want to say a big thank you to @arsenal and the supporters for the last 2 years of my career,” the player wrote on his Instagram page.

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“Been an honour to play for the club while meeting some special people and making even better memories.”

Focus on forwards in the Under-23s will now switch to Tyreece John-Jules and and Folarin Balogun, both of which expected to spend the 2020/21 season away from north London.

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