Leeds United: Walters agrees new deal

Lewis Walters.
Lewis Walters.
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LEEDS United striker Lewis Walters has agreed a new one-year deal with the club – the latest in a number of young homegrown talents to commit their future to the Whites.

Walters, 20, will officially put pen to paper in the next few days.

The frontman is yet to make his debut for the first-team, but a long-standing knee injury sustained last summer meant that he spent most of last season recuperating from his problem.

But Walters regained his fitness in the final months of the season and was an unused substitute for February’s Elland Road defeat to Watford.

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Leeds have secured the futures of a host of young players since the end of last season, with teenage midfielder Kalvin Phillips, who made his debut against Wolves in April, penning a two-year contract.

Fellow midfielder Alex Purver has also signed a new one-year deal, with young striker Luke Parkin also signing a contract for next term.

Tyler Denton, Jake Skelton have also committed to the club, while second-year scholars Frank Mulhern, Tom Lyman and Bailey Peacock-Farrell also agreeing professional deals.

Meanwhile, Leeds have confirmed that this summer’s pre-season friendly in Austria will take place in Grödig, Salzburg on Tuesday, July 21.

The game was originally scheduled against Athletic Bilbao, but United will now face Eintracht Frankfurt due to the Spanish side’s commitments in the Europa League qualifiers.