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Leeds youngster opts for Barca move

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Leeds prospect Elliott Kebbie has turned down the offer of a scholarship at Elland Road in favour of a switch to Barcelona.

The 16-year-old winger spent eight years at the Leeds academy at Thorp Arch but relocated to Spain with his mother earlier this summer after spending time at Barcelona's La Masia training site.

Kebbie is understood to have already appeared for one of their youth teams.

A statement on Leeds' official website said: "The club has retained its right to compensation should he choose to pursue a football career in Spain and sign for another club."




 

Leeds received a reported £5million in compensation from Chelsea in 2006 after a row over their recruitment of Thorp Arch-based trio Tom Taiwo, Michael Woods and Danny Rose.

In 2009, Everton paid the Yorkshire club an initial fee of £600,000, which could rise to £1.5million, for the then-England youth international captain Luke Garbutt.

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