The club can now confirm that Brad Young has joinedLeicester City for an undisclosed fee
Brad joins the Premier League side after a successful trialperiod and will join the Foxes development side.
The young goalkeeper joined Hartlepool youth side at the ageof 13 and has worked closely with former goalkeeping coach Ross Turnbull.
Brad has been subject to interest from a number of Premier
League teams and his development has been recognised by the England nationalteam as well.
Young received a call up to the England U19 squad back in Marchand received his first cap in a 6-1 victory.
Brad was able to gain vital first team experience over the
course of the 2020/21 season as he joined Blyth Spartans on loan in the VanaramaNational League North.
We spoke to Dave Challinor regarding Brad's move:
Everyone at the club wishes Brad all the best with his move. As a young player with lots of potential, although Brad was on a long term contract with the club, this opportunity is one that suits everyone at this time and gives him personally a great chance to fulfil that potential at a Premier League club.
It's been well documented that he has been out on trial at several clubs with a host of other clubs also showing interest but Leicester were the ones who came up with a deal that suited the club. Once that happened that was the place Brad wanted to be. It's been a difficult couple of years for him in terms of games as the loans he had would have undoubtedly benefited him and got him closer to our first team but COVID, unfortunately, put pay to that.
What this has meant though is that he's spent more time working with Ross, who has been brilliant with him, has had time away with England and has spent time in different environments at other clubs. These experiences will undoubtedly stand him in really good stead moving forward. We will all keep an eye on his progress and hope that he flourishes in his new surroundings.
Everyone at Hartlepool United wishes Brad all the best inhis next steps.