'Yorkshire Xavi': Some Leeds fans think 19-year-old is a star in the making
The 19-year-old midfielder has committed his future to the Premier League club until the summer of 2024.
Jenkins joined the Leeds academy after playing for Garforth Villa at youth level, and signed a two-year scholarship in April 2018.
The 6ft 3in ace then penned his first professional contract in January 2019 and agreed fresh terms in November than same year.
Jenkins is a regular in Mark Jackson’s Under-23s side, with three Premier League 2 appearances under his belt this season.
In addition, he has also picked up two assists this term, while his overall appearance tally for the U23s stands at 24.
Jenkins has already made his first-team debut, coming off the bench at half time in Leeds’ FA Cup defeat to Crawley last season.
By signing fresh terms until 2024, it shows he’s clearly thought of highly amongst the Whites hierarchy and coaches.
If all continues to go well, he could soon be in line for a first-team breakthrough.
Many Leeds fans are pleased with the news and praised the youngster on Twitter:
Goes under the radar this kid but he’s got a great future this kid will surprise a few when Bielsa suddenly gives him his debut trust me— prem kenny brown💛🤍💙🏆#saynotothesuperleague (@kennybrown1964) September 27, 2021
So happy this boy is class, amazing attitude and from an amazing family, praying he makes it all the way to being Leeds Captain and him lifting the champions league trophy for us.— LufcMuslim (@Lufcmuslims) September 27, 2021
Insane Dub!! Jenkins and Bate are going to go straight to the first team— Eric 🇮🇨 (@lufc_eric) September 27, 2021
Well deserved, look forward to seeing him get more minutes with the first team— Jake (@BielsaBoi) September 28, 2021
Yorkshire Xavi— Ben (@Ben80778910) September 27, 2021
Bring ya boots….your playing Saturday— yorkie-jay (@yorkiejay) September 27, 2021
Stood out as a kid at Garforth Villa at the age of 7, very level headed even then and was destined for good things 👍— Richard Box 💙💛 (@richardboxy) September 27, 2021
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