Leeds United fans react on Twitter to Luke Murphy's contract extension

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The midfielder has signed a new deal at the club to stay at Elland Road until 2019, on reduced wages.

Yesterday's news that Leeds United midfielder Luke Murphy has extended his stay at the club has been met with an extraordinary amount of goodwill on Twitter from the club's fans.

In what seems like a rarity among footballers nowadays, the 25-year-old turned down the prospect of looking for higher wages at another club when his contract would have expired next summer to actually take a pay cut in order to stay at Elland Road, according to the Leeds website.

It was the kind of commitment to a team that is hard to find in most other outfits, and a real positive example to other players who may be preoccupied with nothing but money and status.

Some would argue that, on the day Raheem Sterling completed his controversial switch to Manchester City from Liverpool, Murphy's act was the complete opposite.

The midfielder joined from Crewe in 2013, and was widely regarded as one of the best performers at Leeds last season as he became a key player from February onwards.

He is currently out with a knee injury that will likely see him miss the start of the season.

Below we have a selection of comments from Leeds fans on Murphy's new deal: 

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