Leeds United midfielder Jack Jenkins pens new deal
Leeds United have confirmed today that young midfielder Jack Jenkins has penned a new deal at the club.
The young midfielder has penned a three-year deal at the Yorkshire club, running until the summer of 2024.
The youngster is a highly-rated young talent, and the new deal is fully deserved given his performances over the past year.
He is a regular member of Mark Jackson’s Under-23 side and made his senior debut last season for the Whites.
In recent weeks, the likes of Charlie Cresswell and Liam McCarron have committed their future at Leeds by signing new contracts.
Jenkins has now followed the same route and he will hope to continue to progress and stake a claim in Marcelo Bielsa’s first-team squad over the course of the season.
The 19-year-old Thorp Arch academy product has impressed in the middle of the park at the academy level.
Bielsa handed him a senior debut in the FA Cup tie with Crawley last season, and the new deal suggests the Argentine really rates him highly.
Blooding young talents through the academy has been a hallmark feature in Leeds’ history, and it’s refreshing to see so many young players making grades from the academy ranks.
Creswell was handed a Premier League bow against West Ham United on Saturday, and irrespective of the result, it shows the club’s long-term commitment to nurturing young talents.
Jenkins can expect to feature in the EFL Cup on Tuesday night at Oldham Athletic, while he is most likely to continue his progress playing for the under 23’s side this season.
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