'Dream come true' - Leeds United star Archie Gray reveals emotions after agreeing Elland Road stay

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Leeds United youngster Archie Gray has put pen to paper on a new long-term contract at Elland Road.

The 17-year-old has committed his future to his boyhood club by agreeing a new contract which runs until the summer of 2028.

Gray has described his new contract as a 'dream come true' after becoming the player with the joint-longest contract at Elland Road, alongside club-record signing Georginio Rutter.

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“It feels amazing, it’s another dream come true,” Gray told Leeds' official website.

“Supporting Leeds and following the club my whole life, it is just a dream come true, like I said.

“It means a lot to me and my family, the club trust me and trust my family and hopefully I can repay it."

Gray has featured 28 times this season, at right-back and in central midfield, after making his professional debut back in August.

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The teenager says he did not anticipate playing as frequently, but has evidently won the trust of manager Daniel Farke this season.

"I was hoping to play a bit this season, but I didn’t expect to be playing as much as I have been, it just shows the trust everyone has in me and it means a lot to me.

“I think my game has developed a lot, the experience is invaluable in the Championship, it’s a physical league which has everything."

Gray's previous contract was due for expiry in the summer of 2025, therefore securing the versatile midfielder to a new deal is a great success and important business for the club and its fans given the youngster's deep-rooted familial links.

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