Leeds starlet makes Spanish switch

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Elliot Kebbie is set to complete a dream move to Atletico Madrid after a successful trial with the Spanish side, according to reports.

The 17-year-old former Leeds United trainee rejected a scholarship offer at Elland Road, and instead opted for Spain after being offered a trial with La Liga and European champions Barcelona.

Whilst a move to the Nou Camp failed to materialise for the Halifax-born teenager, Kebbie has since taken his chance with Atletico, and the the Daily Mail reports that he's agreed a four-year deal at the Estadio Vicente Calderón.

Leeds United are set to receive around £500,000 in compensation for the move, according to the paper, although it's unclear as to whether the financial agreement will be reached in-time for manager Simon Grayson to have additional funds this month.

The Whites have already added USA international Robbie Rodgers to their ranks this month, whilst Andros Townsend joined on loan and Danny Pugh signed a permanent deal.

Sean St Ledger has also been linked with a move, along with a plethora of other players, including Emile Heskey (whom the manager denied) and Kris Boyd. Adam Smith is also being linked with a Leeds loan move from Spurs - potentially following in the footsteps of Townsend.

As for Kebbie, his job is to now try and impress Diego Simeone, although it's unlikely he'll be involved in first team activity any time soon for last season's seventh-placed side in Spain's top flight.

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