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Key Leeds man thrilled to stay at ‘amazing club’ after penning new multi-year contract

Pascal Struijk, Marc Roca Leeds

Leeds United defender Pascal Struijk has extended his contract at Elland Road until the summer of 2027.

The 23-year-old Dutchman joined the West Yorkshire club from Ajax in 2018 and has gone on to make 77 first-team appearances during his time at Elland Road, scoring three goals.

Struijk was called up to the provisional Netherlands squad for the World Cup but was not selected for Qatar.

However, after the disappointment of that decision, the defender can now fall back on his future being settled for the next few years.

Struijk told the club’s website: “It feels really good.

“I’ve been at the club for a while now and I’m really happy to extend my journey.

“Like in the song, there have been a lot of ups and downs, we didn’t get promotion in my first year, we did in the second, we had a really good first season in the Premier League and in the second season it was tricky, but we still managed to stay in it.

“Now we are here, we want to finish the second half of the season as well as possible and then go again.

Struijk fulfills Leeds target

“I came here with one target and that was to become the best version of myself and to play in the Premier League, because it is the best league in the world.

“The journey so far for me has been really good, I think I’ve grown as a person and as a player.

“The more I can add to my package as a player, the better I can become, I want to get better every day by work hard in training and see how much I can improve.

“Day to day, this is an amazing club and the fans that come with it too are amazing as well.

“The whole group of players are a really good group, I come into training every day with a smile, so it was a really easy decision for me to extend my contract because I’m so happy here.”

Jesse Marsch’s men, who sit 15th in the Premier League, return to competitive action at home to Manchester City on Wednesday December 28.

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