Done deal: Versatile 5ft 8 defender agrees terms with Leeds
20-year-old Oriol Rey has signed a new two-year deal with Leeds.
The versatile Spanish player arrived on a free from Barcelona last summer and has impressed enough with the Under-23s to get a new contract.
He has made 30 appearances in total for Carlos Corberan’s side, scoring two goals in the Professional Development League.
Despite arriving as a defender, Rey has been playing more in the middle of the park for Corberan and it will be interesting to see where he settles if he makes a push for the first-team.
The news was announced on the official Leeds Twitter page on Sunday evening.
✍ | Leeds United are pleased to announce @OriolRey_6 has signed a new two year contract with the club
— Leeds United (@LUFC) May 13, 2018
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Yet more good news from the youth side of the Leeds set-up and fans will be desperately hoping that this success translates into the senior squad soon. Rey has made it into the first-team squad this season but is yet to make his full debut, as the likes of Bailey Peacock-Farrell, Paudie O’Connor and Tom Pearce have all shone for Paul Heckingbottom. The Under-23s are proof that not all is misery at Elland Road and the future looks bright even if the present is still uncertain. Rey was involved in the controversial tour of Myanmar and played in both games, the loss against the All Stars on Wednesday and the win against the national team on Friday. He’ll now be hoping that he can convince Heckingbottom – or whoever is in charge of the first-team next season – that he is good enough to make the jump up to the Championship.