Talented Leeds United youngster Charlie Cresswell has signed a new contract with the club and fans are absolutely delighted.
The new two-and-a-half deal will see him stay at Elland Road until 2023 and take him through until he’s 20.
By that time, Leeds fans are hoping that the centre-back will have done enough to force his way into the first team as a regular.
He’s already got first-team experience. He played 90 minutes in the EFL Cup this season against Hull, which unfortunately ended with Leeds losing 10-9 on penalties.
Cresswell himself has set his sights on getting in the FA Cup squad this season.
Talking to LUTV after signing his deal he said, “I’m over the moon to sign a new contract. This is a club very close to my heart, so I’m delighted to be staying here.
“I want to impress the manager and hopefully I can get on the bench for a couple of games and make the FA Cup squad.”
It’s been a whirlwind year for the 18-year-old. The England Under-19 international was recently promoted to the Under-23s and has made seven Premier League 2 appearances this season.
Plenty of supporters are convinced he’s going to be a big player for the club in the future.
Here are the best reactions from delighted Leeds fans, with one saying that he can see Cresswell as a future England player. That’s how highly the fans think of him…
Can see this lad playing for England.
Great reward for him,hopefully has a successful future at lufc
— Rob dene (@RobDene) November 19, 2020
Gonna be a beast great leader,very strong and a total joy to watch, watch this space! 💙💛😍
— King Pablo 🏆👌🏼💙 #LEEDSCHAMPIONS #ALAW #MOT (@PabloH1919) November 19, 2020
Such a talent destined for the top
— Josh Stone 💙💛 (@Joshstone23) November 19, 2020
Awesome! Talented prospect
— James Pearson (@JamesPearson25) November 19, 2020
@Cresswell_SZN is over the moon
— ʜᴀʀʟᴇʏ (@LUFC_Harley_) November 19, 2020
— Ups&Downs (@delmeister1) November 19, 2020
We’re delighted you’re staying young man.
— Jacqueline Hunt (@jjhunt61) November 19, 2020
Got a bit future lad whether it’s at Leeds or elsewhere you’ll do well 👍🏻 makes me feel old that I’ve watched your dad and you play for Leeds 😂
— Batesy🎆 (@RapidRaphinha) November 19, 2020
Quality, I can see you bursting into the first team very soon, love this news 👊🏾
— Kagey (@KageyPOV) November 19, 2020
Future Leeds Utd captain , hope you get your call up to the first team rly soon
— Rico_Eyles_MOT (@EylesMot) November 19, 2020
Buzzin for you Charlie!!
— LUFC💙💛 (@joshuamoody7) November 19, 2020
Massive news! Going to be a huge talent.
— AllNervesAren’tWe? (@FootyIns) November 20, 2020
Congratulations #lufc U23s defender @cressyyy5! Charlie is an outstanding defender with fantastic leadership qualities and great desire to win every tackle, he has made the step from U18s to U23s seamlessly and is now shining on the international stage! A huge future in the game https://t.co/wVPHkYf5Lw
— Lufcyouth (@leedsutdacademy) November 19, 2020
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