Bailey Peacock-Farrell penned a new two-year deal at Leeds United yesterday.
Monk was named as Leeds’ next manager last month, and he has already been busy making plans at the Yorkshire club.
Monk’s appointment has created great excitement around Elland Road, and it was part of the reason why Peacock-Farrell opted to sign a new deal to stay.
Peacock-Farrell signed a new two-year deal at Leeds yesterday, and Monk’s decision to personally speak to the youngster went down well.
“We’ve got a new manager in and he’s a big name,” Peacock-Farrell enthused. “He’ll bring his own views and takes on progressing the team and taking steps forward. It will be great to be a part of it.
“It was a nice touch for him to come down and take the time out to come and say ‘hello’. It’s great to have that.
“Now that he’s in, we can prepare for pre-season and where we’re going to go. He can do his own thing regarding players and hopefully things will start to move forward now.”
Former Leeds boss Steve Evans has stated that Peacock-Farrell has the potential to play in the Premier League in the future.
The 19-year-old has made one appearance for Leeds so far, but it is believed that he has been given assurances that he will remain with the first-team next season.
Peacock-Farrell will be looking to displace Marco Silvestri in Leeds’ first-team next season, and he will also face competition from Ross Turnbull.
Turnbull missed nearly the entirety of last campaign with injury, but he is expected to be back for pre-season.