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Leeds United: Whites looking to offer Stuart Dallas new deal

Leeds United: Whites looking to offer Stuart Dallas new deal

Leeds United are thought to be keen on extending Stuart Dallas’ current contract at the club, according to information provided by The Atheltic’s Phil Hay (via This Is Futbol).

The journalist revealed in a Q&A session that the Whites want to tie down the Northern Ireland international to a new deal as he has just one year left on his present terms at Elland Road.

“They’re speaking with Klich and they’ll be targeting a new deal for Dallas too,” Hay stated.

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“Both players’ current contracts expire at the end of this season, both are starters under Bielsa at present and both have earned a wage increase.

“You’d like to think that if Leeds can get Phillips done, which they have, they’ll be able to tie down the likes of Klich and Dallas.”

Dallas has become an important member of Marcelo Bielsa’s first-team this season and would appear to be one of the first names on the teamsheet at the present moment in time.

Valued at £1.8m by Transfermarkt, the 28-year-old has played almost every single minute available in the Championship this season, having started all six games so far, which is a vast improvement compared to last year’s figures.

Admittedly, the Northern Ireland international had his injury troubles which meant he spent a lot of time on the sidelines, although the minutes were not as prevalent as they have been in the current campaign as he played a bit-part role for Bielsa (Transfermarkt).

Indeed, perhaps, he is only in the team because Luke Ayling continues his own recovery from injury, but it would appear Dallas has taken his opportunity with both hands and has done enough to impress the club’s hierarchy.

He looks to have made the right-back position his own, as he has managed to average 1.8 tackles, 1.2 interceptions and two clearances per game so far and has been quietly impressing with his recent performances on the field (Through It All).

It should not come as a surprise that Leeds want to extend Dallas’ contract and there will likely be a hope from the Elland Road fanbase that they can tie him down to a new deal in the very near future.

The Northern Ireland international appears to be thriving in Bielsa’s side at the moment and it would seem as though he may have turned the corner after a rather disappointing campaign for the Whites last season.

Leeds fans, do you think it is a good idea to try and extend Dallas’ contract? Let us know your thoughts by sharing them in the comments section below!

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