MANCHESTER UNITED have completed the signing of Theo Richardson from Leeds United.
Richardson had a trial at Manchester United last season and impressed enough to catch the eye of Old Trafford coaches.
In March, he tweeted: “Good debut for @ManUtd today, thought the boys were class and we deserved more from the game! On to the next one.”
The 18-year-old, who was out of contract at Leeds in the summer, has now signed a permanent deal and according to United’s website will join up with the under-23s and the UEFA Youth League squad.
Richardson is expected to play in the Super Cup NI tournament, which kicks off in Northern Ireland this week.
He now has a profile on the club’s website, which reads: “Signed on a permanent contract after arriving on a short-term basis towards the end of the 2016/17 season.
“One of four keepers with the reserves squad at the training camp in Austria – with Kieran O’Hara, Max Johnstone and Ilias Moutha-Sebtaoui – and likely to push for a place in the under-23s and UEFA Youth League squad.
“Formerly with Leeds United, he produced some outstanding performances when thrust into the Reds’ under-18 team to earn a deal over the course of the summer.”
Richardson faces a battle to make a breakthrough with first-team regulars David de Gea and Sergio Romero and the likes of Joel Pereira, Kieran O’Hara, Max Johnstone, Ilias Moutha-Sebtaoui ahead of him.