The Leeds fans in the Transfer Tavern have been reacting to the news that their young midfielder, Oriol Rey has signed a new two-year deal with the Whites, keeping him at the club until the end of the 2019/20 season, after signing from Barcelona last summer. In his time at Leeds he’s been a key feature for the club’s U23 side, making 30 appearances in the development league and scoring two goals. You can read more about Rey’s contract news on the Leeds website.
| Leeds United are pleased to announce @OriolRey_6 has signed a new two year contract with the club
— Leeds United (@LUFC) 13 May 2018
The young Spanish midfielder looks set to feature more frequently in the first-team next season after a highly successful debut year with the club’s U23 side. Rey recently featured in both games in the club’s AYA Bank tour of Myanmar where they played out friendly games against a Myanmar National League All-stars side and the Myanmar National team.
Oriol Rey has become the second U23 player to sign a contract extension at the club, as Bryce Hosannah also signed a new two-year deal at Elland Road. Rey and Hosannah will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of Bailey Peacock-Farrell, Tom Pearce and Paudie O’Connor who have all made their senior debuts this season after being promoted from the academy system at the club and being thrown a chance by Paul Heckingbottom in the first-team.
You can read our resident Leeds fans’ verdict on Rey’s contract news here:
Congratulations oriol love you xxx
— Melissa Ann Capes (@Melissaanncapes) May 13, 2018
See this he is the example of what they should have done with half the signings
— James Howson (@BigJimmy_V) May 13, 2018
GET HIM IN THE FIRST TEAM
— Macka (@MackaC98) May 13, 2018
Congratulations,brilliant news another young lad signed on a lengthy contract future's looking a whole lot brighter MOT.
— Roger Cartwright (@rogercart57) May 13, 2018
Spanish Modric, absolute baller
— ZL (@SupremeJansson) May 13, 2018
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— Natalie Parkes (@xPinkyParkesx) May 13, 2018