Leeds duo join Phillips in penning new long-term contracts at Elland Road

Date published: Wednesday 11th September 2019 5:48

Stuart Dallas, Richard Keogh, Liam Cooper TEAMtalk

Leeds United pair Liam Cooper and Stuart Dallas have joined Kalvin Phillips in committing their long-term futures to the Yorkshire club.

The news comes hot on the heels of the announcement that midfield general Kalvin Phillips also locked his foreseeable future down to Leeds after signing a new five-year deal on Monday.

28-year-old club captain Cooper’s deal is for five years – running through to the summer of 2024, while Northern Ireland international Dallas (also 28) has agreed to a four-year deal until 2023.

The news was announced via the club’s official website and twitter account, with the web article writing in jubilant tones about the developments.

The article reveled in the dual capture, stating: “Leeds United are delighted to announce Liam Cooper and Stuart Dallas have signed new contracts with the club, as both players have committed their long term future to the Whites.

“The skipper has impressed immensely since the arrival of head coach Marcelo Bielsa in the summer of 2018 and last season made a total of 38 outings as the Whites recorded a third place finish – the club’s highest in over a decade.

“Upon joining Leeds, the [Dallas] netted his first goal for the club in a 3-2 victory away at Wolverhampton Wanderers in December 2015 and was named the Players’ Player of the Year at the end of his first campaign.

“Under Bielsa, Dallas has fulfilled a number of roles on both flanks and has this season impressed at right-back.”

 

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