Leeds United hint more deals are imminent

Elland Road pitchside

More player renewals are likely, insist Leeds United.

Leeds United have hinted more player contract renewals are imminent, after signing talented prospect Ronaldo Vieira to a two year deal.

The club website have also confirmed further deals are in the pipeline for players.

The report states: "The Guinea-Bissau-born central midfielder is the first of a number of young players set to extend their stays at the club over the summer."

What can be taken from this and who could be next?

After Paul Hart left his post as head of academy at Leeds last month there were concerns over the direction of the young players at Thorp Arch, and those fears have not yet been allayed as fans wait for a replacement to be appointed.

The fact the club are at work on renewing the deals of young players though is a good sign, and Ronaldo Vieira is among the brightest talents to emerge this past season, at just 17, breaking into the under-21s.

Another young player they will want to sign to an extension is promising striker Mallik Wilks, although there could be youngsters set to exit, with Luke Parkin and Chris Dawson already allowed to leave this season.

What is unclear from the statement is whether the description of 'young players' includes first team star Lewis Cook, 19, who has just one year left to run on his current deal.

Young goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell, with one first team appearance, is another they will be keen to tie down, with his contract set to expire in June.

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