By Craig Scott

13th Jan, 2021 | 6:00pm

Leeds failed to announce new three-year contract is already agreed with player - Graham Smyth

Leeds United striker Ryan Edmondson will not be out of contract at the end of the season, according to Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Graham Smyth.

Edmondson, 19, has returned to West Yorkshire after spending the first half of the season on loan at Aberdeen and when that deal went through in the summer, Smyth reported that the Whites were looking into extending the teenager’s stay at Elland Road.

However, nothing has been confirmed by Leeds with many fans assuming that Edmondson’s deal is up in the summer and he’ll be free to join clubs elsewhere.

Fortunately, Smyth has clarified Edmondson’s situation by writing on his personal Twitter account: “As an aside, he did sign a new three-year deal earlier this season with Leeds United.”

Did Leeds simply forget to announce it?

Edmondson was presumably away on loan at Aberdeen when his new contract went through so we can understand why something like this got lost in the noise of an exciting start to life in the Premier League. But it does seem as though the Whites’ media team failed to announce the new deal.

If you search on Leeds’ website for ‘Edmondson contract‘, the top result is the three-year deal he agreed in 2018, which is why there’s so much confusion about his future.

Transfermarkt still says his deal is up this summer so many have been asking about the striker’s future at Elland Road amid talk that he’s going back out on loan elsewhere.

Leeds will hopefully clarify all of this once a new temporary club is found for the York-born forward.

Based on what BBC Radio Leeds broadcaster Adam Pope has reported, Northampton are the most likely team to sign him.

Sky Sports add that a new loan club will be found for Edmondson this week.

In other Leeds United news, a BBC journalist has responded when being asked if the Whites will sign a new goalkeeper this month.