Leeds United defender seals new long-term contract

Date published: Thursday 10th August 2017 2:23

Liam Cooper has signed a new four year deal at Leeds United keeping him at the club until the end of the 2020/2021 campaign.

Cooper, who joined Leeds from Chesterfield in 2013, will now stay at Elland Road until 2021. The feisty centre back is has made 91 appearances for the Yorkshire club and is likely to feature heavily this season.

The 25 year-old has become the fourth Leeds United player to sign a new deal in recent weeks. Cooper’s defensive teammates Gaetano Berardi and Tyler Denton have both sealed three year deals. Plus Sunday’s goal hero Kalvin Phillips has signed up for another four.

The Whites are delighted to have Cooper tied down for another four years. A club statement read, “Leeds United are pleased to confirm central defender Liam Cooper has signed a new four year contract with the club.”

The centre back captained Leeds to a 3-2 victory on Sunday and is likely to start on Saturday’s Championship fixture against Preston partnered by the returning Pontuss Jansson.

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