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:
Luke Murphy takes wage cut at Leeds yet signs four year contract? That's loyalty! #RaheemSterling take note!— Will (@willbooth90) July 14, 2015
Fair play to Luke Murphy. That's the sort of commitment you want from young players. Staying for reasons other than money— Phill (@WAFLL_92) July 15, 2015
#lufc Luke Murphy. In these days of greedy agents & intense, selfish desires what a change to hear of a player doing what Luke has done.— Kevin Markey Editor (@LeedsUnited_MAD) July 14, 2015
Good news keeps coming... Luke Murphy signs a new contract (on a reduced wage) until 2019. Great commitment from a really good player #MOT— Thom Kirwin (@Thomkirwin) July 14, 2015
In taking a pay cut in order to sign a new long term contract at Leeds, luke murphy has shown class is not always measured in £'s #lufc— Woodhouse Hill FC (@markwright1967) July 15, 2015
Well done Luke Murphy proved yourself as a player and now proved yourself as man— LUFC-NYC (@NycLufc) July 15, 2015
Where were all you Luke Murphy fans when he looked on his way out in December? Not with me. Been here all along— The Entertainer (@christ_walton) July 14, 2015