Leeds have reorientated their transfer policy to focus on signing as many talented young players as possible and integrating them into the under-23s.
And it has now been revealed that Leeds beat Leicester to Gelhardt's signature because of the offer they presented the young striker.
The Athletic reports Leicester had the same idea and made enquiries of their own but according to sources close to Gelhardt, he was 'blown away' by the way in which Leeds' director of football Victor Orta presented the offer from Elland Road to him.
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