Leeds United have officially confirmed the signing of Italian winger Dario Meadows on a season-long loan deal.

Meadows, who was born in England and has an English dad, arrives at the Championship club from Italian giants Roma, where he has been plying his trade in the side's youth ranks; he moved to Italy at the age of six.

Able to operate in a whole host of different positions, but widely considered to be an attacker, the youngster will link up with Leeds' development squad.

The 17-year-old is delighted to have been given the opportunity to play for Leeds, although he knows the challenge will be markedly different to that he has been used to in Italy.

Meadows told his new club's official site: "I’m very excited about this new opportunity.


"It will be a lot different to where I’ve been used to playing at Roma, but I’m really looking forward to it."

The Italian, who has also played as a full-back in his career, along with in midfield, knows that Leeds are renowned for producing young talents, something which makes the move extra special.

He explained: "Leeds have great history and are one of the best clubs in England for producing young players, I’m really happy to be here."