Former Scotland right-back Alan Hutton believes Stuart Dallas is fully deserving of a new-and-improved contract at Leeds United.
It has been a season to remember for Marcelo Bielsa’s side, excelling back in the Premier League and currently sitting ninth in the table.
There have been numerous individuals who have caught the eye throughout the campaign, but Dallas has arguably been the pick of the bunch, with Football Insider claiming this week he is in line for a bumper new contract.
The 30-year-old has not only been a selfless performer, starting all 33 league games, but he also famously scored both goals in the 2-1 win away to Manchester City earlier this month.
Hutton calls for Dallas to be given new deal
“He’ll give his all, no matter where he’s asked to play.
“That’s just within him. He looks like the type of guy that doesn’t even question it, he just wants to play football anywhere. If there are talks of him getting a new deal, he’s earned it. You can’t say that he’s not.
“He’s been a standout performer for them this season.
“I love to see it, players who just give their all, always, no matter what. Don’t question anything: ‘Yep, no problem gaffer. I’ll go play at left-back for you,’ even though it’s not his position.
“He’s definitely earned it this season.”
Transfer Tavern take
No Leeds player is more deserving of a fresh contract than Dallas, with the Northern Irishman such an understated player, in many ways, but someone who is integral to the team’s success.
He will often do the dirty work and not make the headlines, but in order to have success as a team, you need footballers of his ilk around.
When the Player of the Year award comes around, Dallas will surely be one of the favourites for the prize – he is currently just the ninth best rated Leeds player on Whoscored however, perhaps showing just how undervalued he is.
In other news, Leeds are reportedly eyeing up a move for an exciting attacking player this summer. Find out who it is here.
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