YORK City have completed the signing of highly-rated Leeds United youngster Charlie Allen on an initial one-month loan deal.

Neal Ardley has added Leeds prospect Allen on an initial one-month loan to help bolster York's battle to remain in the Vanarama National League, with City just three points clear of safety.

Attacking midfielder Allen is a Northern Ireland youth international, having previously featured for Northern Irish top division side Linfield FC, becoming the club's youngest-ever debutant at just 15-years-old. 

Allen made his debut for Linfield in April 2019 in a 1-1 draw with Coleraine, bagging himself an assist as the Blues' netted an 88th minute equaliser, and earning himself a place in Linfield's 25-man squad for their UEFA Champions League match with Rosenborg BK.

Leeds brought Allen to West Yorkshire in August 2020 with the playmaker featuring in both the under-18's and under-23's sides, extending his contract in the Summer of 2023 for a further year.

Allen made 24 appearances for Leeds' academies and for the first-team in the EFL Trophy, registering three goals, with the 20-year-old adding an additional seven outings so far this season in the Premier League 2, picking up two goals and assists.

Allen also has recent experience of playing at York's LNER Community Stadium, with Leeds' academies teams featuring at City's home a number of times throughout this season.

Ardley confirmed in this morning's press conference that Allen has been training with the York squad, and is available for selection for City's match with Oldham Athletic at the LNER Community Stadium on Tuesday, February 20 (7.45pm).