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Leeds United extend contract of homegrown prospect Luke Parkin

The young striker has been at Elland Road since he was seven-years-old.

Leeds United have announced on their website that young striker Luke Parkin has extended his contract at the club.

It sees the forward continue his 12-year stay at Leeds, having first arrived as a seven-year-old.

Though Parkin is yet to make an appearance for the first team at Elland Road, he has been regularly involved for the club's Under-21 side over the last 12 months. The striker turned out 27 times last season at that level, netting 9 times as Leeds finished in fourth spot in the Under-21 league.

The 19-year-old was involved with the match day squad earlier this season, with the Leeds site reporting he narrowly missed out on a place on the bench against Fulham.

Parkin turned professional in 2013, and is the latest in a number of talented young United players to have committed to the club in recent days, with Alex Purver agreeing a new deal, and academy stars Frank Mulhern, Tom Lyman and Bailey Peacock-Farrell all signing professional contracts as Leeds prepare for a new era under Uwe Rosler.

Owner Massimo Celino has previously declared that it is his desire for Leeds to field a side full of academy talent, and the club certainly appear to be making use of their youngsters if the recent spate of new contracts are anything to go by.

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