Confirmed: Leeds secure first two deals since Monk appointed as manager
By Coral Barry
Bailey Peacock-Farrell has signed a new Leeds contract, the club announced on Thursday.
The 19-year-old goalkeeper has committed his future to the Yorkshire giants by penning a two-year deal.
Leeds announced on their official website that Peacock-Farrell, who progressed through the ranks at Thorp Arch to make his senior debut last season, put pen to paper on Wednesday evening after being offered fresh terms earlier this summer.
Shortly afterwards, the Yorkshire giants announced on their website that another young player, Tom Pearce, has agreed his first contract with the club.
Pearce, 18, a left-footer who can play at full-back or on the wing, penned a one-year deal at Elland Road to become the latest Academy prospect to turn professional.
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The duo’s new deals come a week after the appointment of new manager Garry Monk and is a boost to the club, particularly given the uncertainty over Peacock-Farrell.
Monk recently spoke about how important it was to tie down Leeds’ academy stars to new deals at the club with Peacock-Farrell’s previous deal expiring this month and Charlie Taylor and Lewis Cook entering the final year of their contracts.
Peacock-Farrell was thought to have been unsure about what kind of future Leeds were offering him, but his deal was confirmed as the club’s the first piece of business this summer.
Leeds have yet to welcome any new faces to Elland Road, although the club only appointed new boss Monk last week.
The stopper is the latest graduate from the Leeds academy and Leeds will be hopeful he has the same impact as current first-team duo Taylor and Cook.
Monk is also looking to extend the contracts of Cook and Taylor after it emerged they were attracting the attentions of Premier League clubs, but so far no agreement has been reached with either player.
In other Leeds news, the Whites have lost out on another signing this summer to Championship rivals.