Leeds land Jay-Roy Grot
Leeds United have made another signing on Thursday.
The Championship side have confirmed the signing of Dutch striker Jay-Roy Grot.
Jay-Roy Grot is a 19-year-old forward, who has been signed from NEC Nijmegen, who were relegated from their domestic top flight last season.
Leeds are rumoured to have paid 1.5 million pounds for the teenager.
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Who is Jay-Roy Grot?
Grot is a powerful centre-forward, who can also operate out wide.
Standing 6ft 4in, the upstart made 24 appearances for NEC Nijmegen last season. He scored five goals in the Eredivisie in 17 appearances.
Grot has also represented Holland at Under-17 and Under-19 level.
But is he ready to step into the void left by Chris Woods’ move to Burnley?
That’s a huge ask, after the 25-year-old New Zealand attacker scored 27 goals in 44 appearances for Leeds last season.
Details of the Leeds deal
Grot has signed a four-year deal to stay at Elland Road.
Speaking to the club’s website, the teenager said:
I am very happy, this is such a big club and this is a big step in my career, I am delighted to signed for Leeds United.
It was been my dream to play in England and so to do that at a club like Leeds is really exciting.
Grot could make his debut this weekend against Nottingham Forest.
5 – Jay-Roy Grot is the youngest player to reach five goals for @NEC_Nijmegen in Eredivisie history (18y 328d). Future.
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