He’s still a way off his dad’s achievements at Leeds United, but Lucas Radebe’s son has begun his journey in European football after signing a playing contract in England.
Lucas Jnr, who spent some time training with Leeds not so long ago, has been confirmed as a new signing for Vanarama National League North side, Farsley Celtic, and has been with their U23s as he gets used to life at his new club.
Head coach, Neil Ross, praised the 20-year-old attacker’s hunger as he looks to make a name for himself in the United Kingdom following his move this month, and he’ll be eager to get out on the field as soon as he has his International Transfer Certificate.
Speaking to the club’s official website, Ross said, “We are delighted to secure the signing of Lucas Radebe Jnr. He has been training with our under 23 lads this week and has impressed us with his technical ability and his pace.
“Lucas will be involved with the Under 23s as soon as his international clearance comes through. Our Under 23 squad is a group of very talented and hungry players working hard to progress the game. Although Lucas arrives with all the publicity he is certainly one of those players.
“He has arrived from South Africa for the opportunity to develop in football, and a big thanks must go to chief, Lucas Radebe Snr, for bringing him down to Farsley Celtic.”
Radebe could potentially get his debut for Celtic next weekend when they take on Tadcaster Albion, though it remains to be seen how long it will take for his ITC to come through.