Leeds United contract news as Bryn Law confirms new deal for Pascal Struijk
Leeds United TV commentator Bryn Law has confirmed that Pascal Struijk has signed a new deal with the club while live on air on Thursday (8 December).
The Whites were competing in a mid-season friendly against Spanish side Elche as they begin preparations to return to Premier League action in two weeks, and the Dutch defender was named as a starter in his preferred centre-back position.
But as he appeared on screen he was congratulated by Law for signing a new contract, something that has not been officially announced by the club at the time of writing.
“Pascal Struijk recipient of a new contract, so congratulations to him as he’s been a stand-out find,” he said (8 December, 19:31).
Fabrizio Romano had previously reported that a deal was agreed between the parties for a new long-term contract, but there has been no official word either way before now from anyone at the club.
It was never really in doubt that Struijk would be on the receiving end of a new deal considering his current contract expired in 2024 and he’s become a key player under Jesse Marsch.
His preferred position as mentioned previously is at centre-back, but he has really impressed at left-back so far this season and has made himself first-choice in that position ahead of Junior Firpo for now.
He’s still young enough to keep improving too so it’s definitely the right decision by the club to get him tied down for the foreseeable future, but it’s interesting that nothing has been officially announced yet.
Unless Law has been reading Romano’s timeline and took it for confirmed news, he’s spilled the beans beforehand which means Leeds are holding out on an announcement.
That could mean that there is potentially more to follow too, which would only be good news ahead of what is likely to be quite a rumour-filled and busy January transfer window.
In other Leeds news, new deal for senior attacker close to being agreed according to a report.