Leeds United starlet and former Calderdale schoolboy on Barcelona radar

Trial: Leeds United junior Elliot Kebbie, 16
Trial: Leeds United junior Elliot Kebbie, 16

A former Calderdale schoolboy is on trial with Catalan giants Barcelona, according to reports.

According to The Sun, former Hipperholme Grammar School pupil Elliot Kebbie, 16 - who is on the books of Leeds United and was due to start a scholarship with the club this summer - joined the Spanish side on trial earlier this month and played for their youth side at the weekend.

Last year Kebbie attracted the interest of Manchester United but opted to stay with Leeds, with whom he has been involved since he was eight.

One asset the youngster boasts is pace - he won an England schools sprint in just over 11 seconds. And in 2009 he was part of a Hipperholme Grammar School team who sprinted to glory in the annual Calderdale Schools’ Cross Country competition.