Boro youngster signs pro deal

Next Story

England youth international Luke Williams has been handed a first professional contract by Middlesbrough.

The 16-year-old, who became Boro's youngster first-team player in more than a century this season, is one of six Academy graduates to be handed deals.

Williams' England youth team-mates David Atkinson, Ben Gibson and Bruno Pilatos have also been rewarded with four-year contracts, as has another 17-year-old, Matthew Dolan.

Eighteen-year-old Paul Weldon has signed a two-year deal. All will turn professional on July 1.

Striker Williams made five senior appearances this season, the first of them as a substitute in the Coca-Cola Championship trip to Barnsley on December 28, and started the final two games of the campaign.

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.

Luke Williams
Next Story

Read more