Leeds United hot prospect sends Daniel Farke 'what's coming' message from Spain

Leeds United's Mateo Joseph
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Leeds United forward Mateo Joseph is wasting no time preparing for the new season, with the youngster stepping up training well in advance of a return to action.

The 20-year-old was pushing for a place in Daniel Farke's starting line-up towards the end of last season, with the Spaniard often the fans' choice to replace the injured Patrick Bamford in the final month. Farke opted to turn to Joel Piroe in Bamford's absence, but Joseph made regular appearances from the bench.

The youngster made a big impression for the Whites in their FA Cup defeat at Premier League Chelsea, scoring twice in a 3-2 defeat and underlining his potential with an impressive performance. And it looks as though he's doing everything in his power to take the next step, when others are enjoying some well-earned relaxation time.

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Joseph posted pictures on social media site X showing him going through training routines as he looks to keep in shape ahead of a return to pre-season training next month. The striker was pictured at Spanish side's Unión Montañesa Escobedo's facilities, with Joseph proudly sporting his Leeds United shorts.

"Putting in the work for what’s coming next season," he messaged. "Many thanks to @UMEscobedo for allowing me to train at your facilities!"

Joseph faces a big season ahead of him as he looks to break into Farke's first team on a regular basis. He is now ahead of the likes of Joe Gelhardt when it comes to back-up options, but will be keen to show he's ready for a senior spot in pre-season. However he may miss the start of the season after he was officially granted permission to play for Spain at this summer's Olympic Games. The 20-year-old made 26 appearances for Leeds last season, scoring three goals.