Leeds United have confirmed that defender Bryce Hosannah has agreed a new contract with the club.

The Whites announced on their official Twitter account and official website on Friday that Hosannah, 19, has wrapped up a new two-year deal at Elland Road, a little less than a year after joining the Yorkshire giants from Crystal Palace.

Hosannah has been ever-present for the Leeds Under-23s side this season and will now continue his stay with the club until 2020.

Football Insider verdict

Hosannah is clearly a player with great potential having hit the ground running in the Leeds Under-23s this season. Although Victor Orta spent a lot of money on decking the development side with European talent, Hosannah has still been able to get regular game time under Carlos Corberan’s leadership, appearing 24 times and scoring two goals in the process. There’s now a good chance that Paul Heckingbottom could call him up to the first-team for the final game of the season against QPR on Sunday. Leeds have a shortage at right-back with Luke Ayling injured and Gateano Berardi suspended. Matthew Pennington played at right-back last week and failed to impress, so why not give the 19-year-old a go? Paudie O’Connor and Tom Pearce have done well in defence since they were called up to the senior squad, so there’s no reason why Hosannah won’t be able to perform at Elland Road this weekend.

In other Leeds United news, fans may not see this £12,500-a-week Whites player again after the defeat to Norwich.

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