Lewis Walters the latest youngster to agree new Leeds United deal

Elland Road pitchside

Leeds United have secured the short-term future of another talented player.

Lewis Walters has become the latest Leeds United youngster to agree a new deal at the club.

The news was announced on the club’s official website on Wednesday afternoon, with the 20-year-old striker agreeing a one-year deal that will be signed in the coming days.

Walters is very highly rated at Elland Road and while he is yet to make his senior debut it is unlikely to be long before he does so.

Former manager Neil Redfearn called him up for the match-day squad against Watford back in February and the two men will no doubt continue to work closely together with the former returning to his previous role in the academy.

It will then be up to new Leeds boss Uwe Rosler to decide if and when Walters is ready for the step up. But the fact he has committed his short-term future to the club is another step in the right direction.

Walters scored three goals for Leeds’ under-21s last season and with his recent injury woes behind him he will be looking to make more waves at that level in the first instance, and from there, anything is possible…

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