'Another massive step in the right direction' – Leeds fans react to crowd favourite signing new deal
By Harry Sykes
Leeds fans are made up on Twitter after one of their favourite players, Gaetano Berardi, announced that he’d signed a contract extension.
Berardi, whose contract was up next summer, has signed a new three-year deal, and the news was released on the official Leeds Twitter account on Tuesday afternoon.
— Leeds United (@LUFC) August 8, 2017
On hearing the news, Leeds fans took to Twitter to show how happy they were, with some saying he should run for president in 2020.
Here is a selection of their reactions on Twitter:
— Tom Jukes (@Tom_Jukes) August 8, 2017
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— Paul Kirby (@paulmarkkirby) August 8, 2017
Can you believe the earth is 4.5 billion years old and we are alive at the same time as Gaetano Berardi, HONOURED pic.twitter.com/smsIkQ4MrM
— Jess (@jesslufcx) August 8, 2017
He fully deserves it Berardi is a warrior #lufc
— james keating (@jameskeating1) August 8, 2017
Buzzing that we've extended Berardi's contract. O'Kane & a few others next please ???????? #lufc
— Thomas Bradley (@TBradley23) August 8, 2017
YES! Berardi is LEEDS! MOT
— Øystein (@Lyargutten) August 8, 2017
Quality Gaetano Berardi signing up till 2020 . Great bit of business. #lufc
— Rochdale Pete (@pete67_LUFC) August 8, 2017
3 more years of the beautiful Swiss Prince that is Gaetano Berardi ????????????
— Sam/Fiend (@Berardied) August 8, 2017
— Stewart (@LondonLeedsfan) August 8, 2017
Berardi is currently injured after dislocating his shoulder in the first Championship game of the season against Bolton on Sunday.
Berardi went off in the 38th minute and was replaced by Vurnon Anita, who helped his new side secure the maximum three points in a 3-2 win.
Centre-back Matthew Pennington also went off inured in the game and it could leave Leeds light at the back, although they have since signed Cameron Borthwick-Jackson on loan from Manchester United.
In other Leeds news, the Whites have suffered a blow as 26-year-old agrees terms with a Premier League outfit.