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3rd Nov, 2016 | 5:21pm

Leeds complete defender deal as 21-year-old star signs two-year deal

By Will Butcher

Leeds have tied down the future of highly-rated star Lewie Coyle, after the right-back signed a new two-year deal.

The 21-year-old’s future at Leeds was becoming increasingly doubtful, with less than 12 months remaining on his Elland Road contract.

However, Leeds have put those rumours to bed after the right back signed a new deal that will keep him with the Yorkshire giants until the summer of 2019.

Leeds revealed the news on their official Twitter account, as exciting academy product puts pen to paper on a new contract despite plenty of competition at right-back.

Coyle has made just five appearances for Garry Monk’s side this season, with only one of those appearances coming in the Championship against QPR as Switzerland international Gaetano Berardi was withdrawn through injury.

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However, Leeds’ number 31 played in the Yorkshire giants’ dramatic penalty-shootout win against Norwich last week, as Monk’s side secured a place in the quarter finals of the EFL Cup.

Coyle was withdrawn in the 90th minute against the Canaries, leaving Leeds with just 10-men throughout extra time but Leeds held on.

The young defender has struggled to hold down a regular place in Monk’s starting 11, with both Berardi and new signing Luke Ayling considered ahead of him in the pecking order.

However, the defender is set to prolong his stay with his boyhood club after making a total of 17 appearances in all competitions since his debut in December 2015.

In other Leeds news, this is the expected lineup to face Norwich on Saturday.