Leeds United have completed the signing of Ryan Edmondson from York City
Edmondson, 16, has put pen to paper on a two-and-a-half year deal with the Championship giants.
He will initially link up with Leeds’ Under-18s and Under-23s.
Leeds claim to have seen off competition from ‘opposition rivals’ for Edmondson, who supports the club.
"When [York manager] Martin Gray gave me the opportunity to make my first team debut last month it was a massive step in my career," Edmondson said.
"It's a big step now to move from York to Leeds but I have been a Leeds fan ever since I was a kid and it's always been my dream to play at Elland Road.
"It is a difficult decision to leave York because I have only just started my scholarship and there is an amazing group of lads in the youth team.
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Moving to any other club was going to be hard but I am going to my 'dream' club
Leeds United signing Ryan Edmondson
"I have enjoyed every single second of my time at York and it's a very friendly environment for a young player.
"Moving to any other club was going to be hard but I am going to my 'dream' club.
"I never expected to move from York to a Championship club but my aim is to push myself as hard as I can.
"I am still pinching myself now and worry that I might wake up from this dream! It's all very surreal."
Edmondson, who was picked up by York after being released by Huddersfield, became the third-youngest player in City’s history when he made his National League North debut last month.
"I have really enjoyed my time at York City and I am grateful for the opportunity the club has given me," he said.
"When I first arrived, I was not that confident as a player because I had been knocked back by Huddersfield. But the coaching staff here picked me up and gave me the confidence to play my game as I do now.
"I have progressed a lot since coming to the club. Steve Torpey has been a massive influence and the academy staff have pushed me to push myself and strengthened my desire."