January 24, 2024

This month, Leeds United has begun the process of signing some of their young players to new, long-term contracts.


Archie Gray signed a new four-and-a-half-year contract that will keep him at Elland Road until 2028, becoming the first player to put pen to paper on an extension. There were just 18 months left on his initial contract.


Daniel Farke, who has utilized Mateo Joseph off the bench several times in recent weeks, signed a deal with him last week for the same duration.


Furthermore, Farke made a hint during his pre-Norwich City press conference that another young player from Leeds is set to become the third to ink a new contract.


When explicitly questioned about rumors that Willy Gnonto is going to sign a new contract, Farke hinted that it might not be too far off, even if he insisted he would only talk about “business” after it is completed.


Farke suggests a new agreement for Gnonto

“We want to keep our best players with the highest potential,” he stated. It’s undoubtedly one of our key areas; when we have players, we are so strongly persuaded to act that we are really tempted to do so, but we won’t discuss business until the deal is completed.


After months of doubt about Gnonto’s future, it was reported yesterday that Leeds is now more confident of reaching an agreement on a new contract with him.


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Gnonto’s original contract at Elland Road still had three and a half years remaining, but Leeds had long sought to sign him to better terms.


After Leeds was relegated in the summer, the 20-year-old was eager to depart, but he quickly expressed regret to Farke and Angus Kinnear, which allowed him to be added back into the team.


Though he hasn’t exactly proven himself this season, Gnonto is thought to be a “special” talent, and perhaps this new contract will give him the boost he needs to start performing better.

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