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Leeds academy product Godden signs first professional contract

Young Leeds United defender Scott Godden has signed his first professional deal with the club, a statement has announced.

The versatile Godden – who has featured at both left-back and centre-back throughout his academy career – has agreed on a one-year deal with the Whites.

This development sees him follow in the footsteps of fellow youngster Max McFadden, who penned his own first contract with Leeds yesterday.

Godden mostly featured for the Whites’ Under-18s side last season, but is focussing on breaking through into the Under-21s team this term.

Alongside a promising start at club level, Godden has also enjoyed a strong international career so far, having been a regular in Wales’ Under-17, Under-18 and Under-19 youth teams – and has even captained the latter.

A statement from the club read: “Leeds United are pleased to confirm 18-year-old Scott Godden has signed a first professional contract with the club, running until the summer of 2024.

“The defender has progressed throughout the club’s academy system, showing versatility to operate at both centre-back or full-back, on the left-hand-side of the pitch.

“The youngster will now continue his development at Thorp Arch as the academy look to prepare for the 2023/24 campaign at Premier League 2 level.”

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