Leeds secured the signings of a handful of youth players during the summer transfer window, with a couple of Spanish contingent arriving from the academies of Barcelona and Real Madrid.
Amongst those lured from La Masia was 17-year-old striker Kun Temenuzhkov.
The Bulgarian youth international made the Guardian’s “Next Generation” annual list, one which identifies the best young talents in world football born in year 2000.
Temenuzhkov arrived Elland Road on a free transfer having made a bold decision to call time on his 3-season Barcelona stay.
An instinctive goal poacher, the teenage sensation is highly rated back home and in Spain, with the Spanish football federation still hoping to convince him to ditch Bulgaria for their youth sides.
Temenuzhkov inspired Barcelona Juvenil B to the title last season, scoring 30 goals in as many league games.
Now lining up for Leeds under-23, the centre-forward scored against Coventry in August, and has all it takes to make the grade to the senior team.
Manager Thomas Christiansen will surely bring in a handful of youth players to train with the big boys once in a while, and should Temenuzhkov prove his worth, he could be challenging the likes of Pierre-Michel Lassoga, Caleb Ekuban and Jay-Roy Grot for a spot in the team.
He’s definitely still young for much to be expected of him, but he is on the right path considering his impressive c.v, and Leeds would be lucky to have him in their ranks should he manage to live up to the hype.