Luke Murphy agreed a new four-year deal with Leeds United.
The midfielder put pen to paper to agree a long-term deal with Leeds, and he has told the official club website why he opted to tie his future down at Elland Road.
The 25-year-old said: “I’m happy here. I’ve had ups and downs but I really started to feel at home towards the end of last season and started to feel as though I was playing my best football that I’ve played here. That’s part of the reason why I did want to sign. I feel at home now.
“I can see the ambition that the club has got. The club belongs in the Premier League, everybody knows that. Hopefully we can get there in the near future.”
Considering he had just one year left on his deal at Elland Road, many would have expected Murphy to be leaving Leeds if asked last season.
He was out of the picture at the club for much of the 2014/15 campaign, before rediscovering his best form towards the end of the season and establishing himself as a vital first-team player.
He looks to continue that role under new head coach Uwe Rosler, and Murphy admitted that finding his ‘home’ at Leeds was behind him agreeing the new deal. He is backing up his claims with proof as well, as the confirmation of the deal states that he has taken a ‘considerable wage reduction’ to sign the new contract.
Murphy has yet to live up to the considerable talent he possesses, although he was starting to show progress on that path towards the end of last term.
When given the chance to impose himself upon the Leeds midfield he truly came into his own, and there are hopes that the 25-year-olld will continue his impressive rise to prominence this coming campaign - as Leeds look to finally secure their return to the Premier League.