Lewie Coyle has reportedly agreed a new contract with Leeds United.
Lewie Coyle is considered one of the best players currently in the Leeds youth system, and his brother, professional boxer Tommy, has taken to Twitter to claim that the 20-year-old has agreed a new contract with the Whites.
Really proud of my young brother Lewie who has just signed another contract with Leeds United. Well done bruv. pic.twitter.com/gEijlfYHus— Tommy Coyle (@TommyCoyle89) November 13, 2015
Coyle has been training with the first-team since the appointment of Steve Evans as head coach, and he was in line to play in the friendly against Wycombe this evening.
Evans is a big fan of the young right-back, but he is suspended for the friendly having been sent off in an Under-21 fixture against Watford.
He is not likely to play for the senior squad this season, despite training with them, but the reported contract extension clearly shows that Leeds think highly of the defender.
There are no official confirmations yet that Coyle has agreed a contract, but his brother has sent a message to Coyle congratulating him on the new deal which has been signed today.
With Coyle needing first-team football to continue his development, Evans told the Yorkshire Evening Post yesterday that a loan exit from Elland Road could be possible for the youngster in the coming weeks.
Evans said: “We need to get him playing football. Whether that’s sending him out for a little while...we’re looking at all the options now.”
Whatever happens to Coyle this season, the right-back is a player to keep an eye on, as he looks to become the latest in a long line of Leeds academy graduates to make the step up to the first-team.