Leeds United: Nunez signs up until end of season

Ramon Nunez will remain with Leeds United until at least the end of the season after accepting an extension to his contract at Elland Road.

The midfielder's future was up in the air with his previous deal due to expire this month but Leeds have opted to retain the Honduran international less than 24 hours after releasing Amdy Faye.

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United announced on Tuesday that 33-year-old Faye was leaving Elland Road after a four-month stint with the Championship club and Nunez faced the same threat until Leeds moved to tie him to a fresh agreement.

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His new deal includes the option of a further 12 months with United.

The 25-year-old has made little impression on the first team at Leeds since joining the club in the summer transfer window but he is seen as a valuable prospect by manager Simon Grayson and is likely to be given further opportunities to shine during the second half of the Championship season.

Speaking earlier this month, Grayson said: "Ramon's played bit-parts but he's done well in training and still looks a player. We've got some very good players who can't get into my 18 at the moment, simply because of how well the team is doing."

Grayson used him as a substitute during league games against Leicester City and Cardiff City in October but Nunez has been restricted to reserve-team appearances since then.

Honduras have continued to select him for international duty, however, and Nunez is presently in their squad for forthcoming matches against Costa Rica and Guatemala. Leeds were unable to use him in Tuesday night's reserve match at Scunthorpe United.

The re-signing of Nunez comes on the back of a six-month deal agreed with former Everton midfielder Zac Thompson.

The 18-year-old has linked up with Leeds on a full-time basis after a successful trial and made his competitive debut in the club's 3-0 win over Scunthorpe's reserves.