Daniel Jebbison is one of five Sheffield United youngsters to have signed their first professional contracts with the club.
Jebbison scored on his full Blades debut last weekend, netting the only goal of the game in a 1-0 win at Everton.
Another who has recently made their first team debut is Femi Sekiri – who came off the bench against Newcastle United on Wednesday night.
Sekiri is another who has put pen to paper on a long-term deal, along with fellow academy players Andre Brooks, Jordan Amissah and Oliver Arblaster.
It has been a disappointing season for United overall, with Chris Wilder leaving as manager and the club relegated from the Premier League.
Yet the emergence of an exciting crop of youngsters has been a bright spot.
Antwoine Hackford and Iliman Ndiaye have also appeared for the Blades in the top flight of English football this term. Meanwhile, the likes of Zak Brunt, Kyron Gordon and Frankie Maguire have made match day squads.
Keeping Daniel Jebbison and other exciting talents at Sheffield United
Jebbison is considered to be a particularly likely star of the future. Still only 17-years-old, the striker has just been called up by the England Under-20s.
Jebbison has also been linked with some of Europe’s biggest sides, including Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Manchester United.
Which is why tying the teenager down to a professional contract is such good news.
But fans are generally excited about the future of United after this latest news.
Even Brooks, one of those who has signed a deal alongside Jebbison, had a special mention for his teammate.
As well as the aforementioned names, there are also a couple of young loanees who could return to the first team next term.
The first is Rhys Norrington-Davies, who has been impressing at Luton Town and Stoke City in 2020/21 and also earned his first senior caps for Wales.
Then there is Regan Slater, although the midfielder could make his switch to Hull City permanent after also doing well on loan.