Leeds United youngster Jack Jenkins has extended his stay with the Whites, signing a new deal that will keep him at Elland Road until 2024.
The Lowdown: Jenkins excites at Leeds
Kalvin Phillips may be Leeds’ undisputed main man in midfield for the first team, but Jenkins has similarly caught the eye for Under-23s.
The 19-year-old has made 24 appearances for the Whites’ youth team in total, including 22 in Premier League 2, registering five assists along the way.
The Latest: Youngster rewarded with new deal
The midfielder joins Whites duo Charlie Cresswell and Liam McCarron in agreeing new contracts.
The Verdict: One for the future
It is important that Leeds build towards the future and Jenkins is someone who could become a key figure if his form at youth level translates to the senior game, highlighting the importance of tying him down.
Granted, he won’t necessarily be a first-team regular for a while – it may even be after Marcelo Bielsa eventually moves on – but long-term planning is essential.
Jenkins has one first-team appearance to his name, coming against Crawley Town in the FA Cup last season, and the hope is that it is the first of many.
In other news, Graham Smyth was disappointed with one Leeds player against West Ham. Find out who it is here.
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