Leeds United have signed striker Sam Greenwood from Arsenal in a deal that could eventually be worth £3 million once various add-ons are taken into account.
Greenwood came through the Sunderland academy system and joined Arsenal two years ago, scoring 10 times for their under-18 team.
That earned him his first professional contract with the club last summer, and was regarded as a major prospect, given some appearances at under-23 level, and training with the first team on a number of occasions.
However, he failed to settle in London, and wanted to return to the North of England.
He has signed a three-year deal with Leeds who have outlined a process to him whereby he can be fast-tracked into the first team at Elland Road, something which was not immediately on offer at the Emirates.
The Gunners, at least, have the consolation of having made a profit on the deal.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.