Leeds United's Jamie Shackleton signs new four-year contract

Jamie Shackleton has become the latest Leeds United youngster to sign a new contract.

The Leeds-born 20-year-old has followed fellow midfielder Mateusz Bogusz in agreeing new terms to stay at Elland Road in the week the Whites signed teenagers Joe Gelhardt and Charlie Allen.

Another, Cody Drameh, is close to completing a move from Fulham.

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Shackleton, who has been at the club since the age of seven, has been rewarded for his progress with a new four-year contract.

NEW DEAL: Jamie Shackleton has signed a new four-year contract at Elland Road

The midfielder made seven starts in all competitions last season, scoring his first Championship goals in the final two matches of the campaign, against Derby County and Charlton Athletic. He also came off the bench 17 times.

Coach Marcelo Bielsa handed him his debut in a 4-1 win over the Rams in August 2018, the first of 48 appearances to date for his hometown club.

“It’s an amazing feeling to have another four years at this club,” said Shackleton.

“I’ve been at this club forever really in terms of my life, so to have another four years is fantastic.

“I’ve racked up a few appearances coming off the bench and with a few starts, but I hadn’t had the goal and to get that ticked off away at Derby was a pretty special moment.

“Promotion to the Premier League still hasn’t sunk in yet and I don’t think it will until we get onto the pitch in the first game at Elland Road and I’m sure it will be amazing.”

Right-back Drameh has a year left of his Fulham contract, but the 18-year-old is on the verge of becoming Leeds's third signing of the summer.

Big-hitters are expected to follow later in the window, with chairman Andrea Radrizzani saying at the start he expected to pay his biggest transfer fee at the helm, eclipsing the £17m to make Helder Costa's loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers permanent this summer.

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