Leeds United have completed what they hope will be the first in a series of contract renewals by signing young defender Tom Lees to a new deal.
The centre-back has committed himself to Leeds until the summer of 2015 after receiving the latest in a growing line of extensions with the Championship club. Lees renegotiated his contract last December while on loan at Bury and has accepted another improved deal after breaking into United’s senior side for the first time this season.
The 20-year-old has played nine times since the start of the term and scored his first league goal in a 4-1 win over Hull City on August 16.
“I’m really chuffed with how things have gone,” Lees said. “My aim is to keep improving, keep learning and keep getting better.”
United chief executive Shaun Harvey told the YEP this week that contract talks were either underway or planned with several members of United’s squad.
An offer has been made to captain Jonathan Howson, and Adam Clayton, Ross McCormack and Robert Snodgrass are among the other players whose deals Leeds are likely to seek to extend.