Leeds United: Aidy White pens new contract

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Aidan White has given Leeds United a welcome boost by accepting a new three-year contract with the Championship club.

The Republic of Ireland Under-21 international brought an end to long-running speculation about his Elland Road future when he agreed terms ahead of the 5-2 pre-season friendly victory against Farsley.

White looked destined to leave Leeds this summer after rejecting two offers, the first back in November, and he reached the end of his previous deal on June 30.

Leeds were entitled to compensation for their academy product due to his age and the pressure on United to make a decision on White increased when Derby County submitted a £500,000 bid for him.

White was due to sign his new contract today, tying him to United until the summer of 2015.

Warnock said: “I’m delighted. We’ve been working on it ever since we came back for pre-season.

“He’s Leeds United through and through and eventually I don’t think he could resist the pull of Leeds. He’s a great player to have in our squad.

“At one stage it seemed he would be going elsewhere but we’ve had one or two good chats this week.”

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