Versatile Leeds star pens new four-year contract


Leeds’ versatile defender Conor Shaughnessy has signed a new four-year deal with the Sky Bet Championship club.

Shaughnessy, 21, who has made his first-team breakthrough this season, will remain at Elland Road until at least 2021.

“United are delighted to announce that Conor Shaughnessy has committed his long-term future to the club after penning a new four year contract,” Leeds confirmed on their official website.

Shaughnessy, who has featured as a centre-half recently having initially been seen as a central midfielder, joined Leeds’ academy in September last year following his release by Reading.

He was recently included in the Republic of Ireland’s Under-21 squad and after making his first Leeds appearance as a substitute in the opening-day win at Bolton, his full debut followed in last month’s goalless draw against Fulham.

Shaughnessy is the latest Leeds player to sign a new deal this year following Ronaldo Vieira, Gaetano Berardi, Liam Cooper, Eunan O’Kane, Stuart Dallas and Kalvin Phillips.