Leeds United are set to open talks with Stuart Dallas over a big-money new contract, Football Insider understands.
The versatile star, who turned 30 last week, will enter the final two years of his current deal in the summer and United are keen to reward him with an extension and pay hike.
A Leeds source has told Football Insider that negotiations are expected to take place with Dallas’ representatives at the end of the season.
He is set to be offered a deal that could double his salary as a reward for a magnificent campaign in which he has been arguably United’s most consistently impressive performer.
Football Insider columnist and lifelong Whites fan Noel Whelan has told this site Dallas’ consistency is “frightening” and he has delivered a “9/10 performance” in virtually every match this season.
Dallas signed a contract worth around £20,000-a-week in September 2019 that runs until 2023.
He will be 32 when that deal ends but Leeds could look to add another year to it, or potentially even longer.
Marcelo Bielsa has made no attempt to hide his admiration for the Northern Ireland international who has taken his career to a whole new level in the last two seasons.
He has started all 33 of Leeds’ Premier League matches this term and astonishingly completed 32 of them.
Former winger Dallas has demonstrated his immense versatility by thriving not just in both full-back positions but also in multiple midfield roles.
He has played in central midfield in the last six games, with the highlight his memorable double in the 2-1 win over Man City with 10 men.
Leeds’ wage bill is set to soar beyond £100million this season as they establish themselves in the Premier League.