By Saikat Mandal

27th Nov, 2022 | 10:27am

Leeds United ready £1m-a-year new contract for Mateo Joseph as bonuses tied in

Leeds United are set to reward young Spanish striker Mateo Joseph with a pay rise and a new contract, according to Alan Nixon.

The Sun journalist wrote on his Patreon (27 November) that the Whites are likely to stretch his extension to one more year on top of his current deal.

He has a contract at the club until 2025. The new contract will extend his deal to 2026, where he will pocket around £1 million a year, which stands at £ 19,000 per week, including bonuses.

Steady progress

The 19-year-old has been a revelation for the club’s under-21 side this season. He has scored 11 goals in Premier League 2, and the club rates him highly. 

The youngster came off the bench in the 4-3 defeat against Tottenham Hotspur away from home, but he is yet to play for the senior side at Elland Road so far. 

Yorkshire Evening Post reported on 18 November that Jesse Marsch is likely to bring him to the Whites’ senior team for their mid-season training camp. 

He looks like a cracking young talent, and the club is doing the right thing by rewarding him with a new deal. He deserves it. 

In recent years, the likes of Sonny Perkins, Darko Gyabi, Sam Greenwood, Joe Gelhardt, and Crysencio Summerville have made a big impact at academy levels, and some of them are in the senior squad as well, and Joseph could be the next in line.

There is a strong feeling that Leeds could look to sign a new striker in January, despite the brilliant form of Rodrigo. The club must ensure they don’t hamper the progress of Joseph, as he is ready to be integrated into the senior side. 

In other Leeds United news, a pundit has tipped this first-team star to quit Elland Road in 2023.