MOT View: New Leeds contract gets 19y/o back on track after horror season
Leeds United announced that Jordan Stevens has signed a new contract with the club on Monday.
The 19-year-old midfielder will stay at Elland Road until the summer of 2022.
📰 #LUFC are pleased to announce Jordan Stevens has signed a contract extension until the summer of 2022
— Leeds United (@LUFC) December 2, 2019
Stevens has been a regular in Carlos Corerban’s Under-23s and was rewarded with a first-team debut last January against Stoke.
He’s played seven times for the Under-23s this season and scored two goals, and he was on the bench for the senior side against Middlesbrough on Saturday.
However, this season has also been a horror one for him.
He was banned from all footballing activities for six weeks in September for breaking FA betting rules, which meant he couldn’t even train at Thorp Arch with his teammates.
Leeds put out a statement at the time saying it was disappointing and that it could damage the career of a young player who was finding things tough away from home.
Angus Kinnear said, “To prevent a young footballer from taking part in any football activities at such a critical period of his career is a disproportionate punishment following a foolish mistake from a young player.”
This is the feel-good ending. We’re expecting big things from Stevens and he can now put the ban behind him and look forward to a long and successful career with Leeds. Hopefully in the Premier League.
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