Rangers linked starlet Charlie Allen has officially joined Leeds United on a three-year deal from NIFL Premiership club Linfield.

Back in October 2019, the Express claimed Rangers and multiple Premier League clubs were chasing the young forward who was impressing across the Irish Sea.

Rangers-linked Charlie Allen has signed for Leed United.

Rangers-linked Charlie Allen has signed for Leed United. (Photo By Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Allen was Belfast club Linfield’s youngest ever player when he made his debut aged just 15, and he scored in a County Antrim Shield penalty shootout against rivals Cliftonville just a few months later.

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The wonderkid went on to make three Premiership appearances across the curtailed 2019/20 campaign but has now been snapped up by Premier League newcomers Leeds United.

Club insider Four Lads Had a Dream insisted reports in the Express, the Belfast Telegraph and Belfast Live linking the Gers with Allen were misguided, but the Whites have undoubtedly picked up a talented young player.


Leeds have opted not to disclose the transfer fee but announced on Tuesday that the Northern Ireland youth international has signed until 2023 and will initially join the U18 squad.


Allen isn’t the only exciting young Northern Irish prospect who will be hoping to make his mark at a new club this season, though.

Rangers snapped up 16-year-old attacker Charlie Lindsay from Glentoran in April after he won Player of the Tournament at the prestigious Alkass Cup in Qatar whilst playing for the Gers as a guest.

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