By Sam Stone

17th Jan, 2023 | 9:17pm

Leeds United midfielder Joe Snowdon signs contract extension

Leeds United have confirmed midfielder Joe Snowdon has signed a new deal with the Whites until the summer of 2024.

The 18-year-old’s previous deal was due to expire in the summer of 2023 and the club have acted to ensure he remains at Elland Road for another year and a half (Leeds United official website, 17 January).

The former Manchester City youngster signed his first professional contract in the summer of 2021 and went on to make 16 appearances in the under-18s and under-21s in the 2021/22 campaign.

Encouraging

Performances for Jesse Marsch’s side have been inconsistent and that’s brought some negativity into the club, however, looking objectively at the state of Leeds, there’s plenty to be positive about.

The board are being ambitious in the transfer windows and are looking to match the big spending which is present in the Premier League. Furthermore, Leeds have assembled an exceptional group of younger players who could provide the Whites with plenty of potential for the future.

Snowdon is just one of a number of players who are coming through the ranks in West Yorkshire, and there’s a considerable amount who are staking a serious claim to be included in the first team more regularly.

Willy Gnonto has exploded onto the scene since his arrival from Zurich, Crysencio Summerville has thrived in the 2022/23 campaign and Sam Greenwood has seen more minutes.

There are plenty of opportunities for younger players and the future is certainly looking bright at Leeds United.

In other Leeds United news, a journalist has shared if Leeds are set for a financial gain if Raphinha quits Barcelona in the January window amid links with Arsenal.