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Mallik Wilks in talks with Leeds about new contract

Mallik Wilks in talks with Leeds about new contract

Leeds United sent a number of players away on loan in the summer either to get regular first-team football or because they did not feature in Marcelo Bielsa’s plans.

The Argentine significantly reduced the size of his squad at Elland Road when he arrived as the new manager, with several players departing.

Some players have found it difficult whilst away from the club, whilst others appear to have benefitted from the opportunity to leave.

Mallik Wilks is one player that looks to be enjoying a spell at Doncaster Rovers this season, having netted four goals in 14 games for the League One outfit.

And, it appears the 19-year-old has done enough to warrant Leeds to hand him a new deal, with Donny boss Grant McCann revealing talks are underway.

When asked if he would try and extend the six-month loan deal, he told the Shields Gazette: “Yes – definitely on two of them.

“But, again, there’s different things that we have to go through. Both Mallik and Herbie are in the middle of sorting out new deals with their parent clubs.”

The Verdict:

Wilks is thought to be highly-rated at Leeds and the club will have been pleased to see how he is doing at Doncaster this season.

The 19-year-old will certainly have taken encouragement from being offered a new deal to remain at Elland Road in the future, as he has obviously done something right during his time at the Keepmoat Stadium to impress onlookers.

It is likely that he will remain with the League One outfit on loan this season, especially considering that the club wants to extend it, however, should he continue to put in good performances, he could be pushing for a place in Bielsa’s first-team in the near future.

Leeds fans – thoughts?

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