Leeds United

Stuart Dallas is fully deserving of a bumper new Leeds United contract, according to Gabby Agbonlahor.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Aston Villa and England striker insisted every Premier League manager would love to have the “outstanding” Northern Irishman in their squad.

This site revealed last week through our sources the Whites are set to open contract talks with Dallas at the end of the season and his wages could be doubled to £40,000-a-week.

The 30-year-old has missed just nine minutes of league action all season and has been deployed in midfield and defence by Marcelo Bielsa.

“If there’s one player in the Premier League who deserves the big, big money of the Premier League it’s Dallas,” Agbonlahor told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.

“Mr Reliable. He looks like he’s not the sort of player who would down tools when they sign a new contract. He looks like he’ll be exactly the same player.

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“I’m sure the club will reward him the way he deserves because he’s been outstanding this season. Again at the weekend, he was outstanding.

“He’s just Mr Reliable. A player that every manager in the league would want because you can play him in so many positions.

“A very good player and a great addition to the league.”

Dallas moved to Elland Road from Brentford in the August 2015 and has played 225 games for the Yorkshire giants across all competitions.

His current contract is set to expire in the summer of 2023 taking him past his 32nd birthday.

In other news, Noel Whelan has been left in awe of a “phenomenal” 21-year-old Marcelo Bielsa was “wrong” about at Leeds United.