Leeds United continued a busy week by making a further announcement on Wednesday as they confirmed on their official website that Jamie Shackleton has signed a new contract at Elland Road.
The Whites have already confirmed the signings of Jack Harrison, Joe Gelhardt and Charlie Allen in recent days. And they followed that hat-trick of announcements by revealing that Mateusz Bogusz had committed his future to the club by penning fresh terms.
And the club have now announced that Shackleton has signed a new four-year deal with the Championship title-winners.
Shackleton is an incredibly popular player amongst the fans. He has impressed on almost every occasion he has featured for Marcelo Bielsa’s side.
Initially, Bielsa tended to use the 20-year-old at right-back. But he has more recently been involved in his more natural position in midfield.
And he vindicated Bielsa’s faith in the final two games of the season. He scored two well-taken goals in the wins over Derby County and Charlton Athletic to round off the campaign.
And plenty of supporters will be hoping to see Shackleton play an important role in the Premier League. Many took to social media following the announcement to express their delight at the youngster signing a long-term contract.
Plenty are optimistic that he has an incredibly bright future ahead. So there is a lot of excitement that he looks set to stay for some time.
Here is how some of the fans reacted to the announcement…
The BOYYYYY. Keep the good news about contracts coming, yeah? 👀 #bielsa
— MOTweets (C) 🏆 (@MOTweets1919) August 12, 2020
Well deserved Shack 🔥
— In Full Swing (@InFullSwing_) August 12, 2020
Absolutely made up with this one!
Will be better then Cook easily, no doubt in my mind! Hopefully we’ll see more of him this coming Season.
— Ryan🏆 (@__MrPositive__) August 12, 2020
Yes 🙌🏻 a huge part to play. Brilliant Shack
— Bite🏆 (@biteyerlegs70) August 12, 2020
— Tom Elvidge 🏆💙💛 (@Elvidge501) August 12, 2020
Yes brilliant what a talent 💛💙
— stephen byrne 💛💙 (@Superleeds1Mot) August 12, 2020
This is news I want to hear 😍
— Adz Henshaw (@AdamLUFCHenshaw) August 12, 2020