Leeds have confirmed that academy starlet Luke Garbutt has left the club to join Premier League side Everton.

The 16-year-old left-back has been linked repeatedly with a move to Goodison Park in recent weeks and the Whites have now confirmed the move.

A statement on the club's official website said: "Leeds United made the player an exceptional offer to join the club initially as a scholar and then as a professional player."

It continued: "We're disappointed that the player chose to join Everton.

"Leeds United are entitled to compensation and will also look into the circumstances surrounding his move."

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