Mallik Wilks tweets his joy at signing professional deal at Leeds United

General view inside the stadium before the game - Elland Road

The 18-year-old striker is a talent for the future at Elland Road.

This week saw Leeds United hand a new contract to talented young striker Mallik Wilks – who is now a professional at the Elland Road club.

The local lad, who turned 18 recently, has signed his first professional contract with the club which will keep him at Leeds until the end of the 2017-18 season.

General view inside the stadium before the game - Elland RoadGeneral view inside the stadium before the game - Elland Road

It was certainly news that went down well with the Leeds fans, who love seeing one of their own come through the academy and into the first-team – especially a potential goal-getter.

The teenager was also very happy with the new deal. He tweeted this message yesterday after the news of his professional deal broke through:

The striker was recently handed his first call-up to the first-team when he made the bench for the Leeds game with Reading earlier this month and fans are hoping he can go on to cement himself a permanent place in the Leeds first-team much like Charlie Taylor, Kalvin Phillips and Ronaldo Vieira have done.

The fact he is a striker will also excite Leeds fans and hopefully he has a bright future at Elland Road.

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