Leeds United have signed up talented midfielder Oriol Rey on an extended two-year deal after he impressed with the Under-23s this season.
The 20-year-old made the first-team squad this season but didn’t get a chance to shine for Paul Heckingbottom, unlike other Under-23 stars like Bailey Peacock-Farrell, Paudie O’Connor and Tom Pearce.
However, they obviously see him as a serious prospect for the future and fans are buzzing that the former Barcelona player has agreed terms with the club.
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
Fans flocked onto Twitter after the news was announced, with one saying he was “buzzing” at the news, while another said he was the Spanish Modric.
However, a number of fans made mention of the fact that Tom Pearce is out of contract in the summer and that signing him up should now be the priority.
Meanwhile, here are the best reactions from excited Leeds fans to the deep-lying playmaker agreeing terms:
Congratulations oriol love you xxx
— Melissa Ann Capes (@Melissaanncapes) May 13, 2018
GET HIM IN THE FIRST TEAM
— Macka Colley (@MackaC98) May 13, 2018
Well done sir, very impressed with you
— Paul LUFC (@pistol1603) May 13, 2018
Congratulations,brilliant news another young lad signed on a lengthy contract future's looking a whole lot brighter MOT.
— Roger Cartwright (@rogercart57) May 13, 2018
Spanish Modric, absolute baller
— ZL (@SupremeJansson) May 13, 2018
Congratulations looks a real prospect
— John paul jones (@Johnleeds77) May 13, 2018
— Natalie Parkes (@xPinkyParkesx) May 13, 2018
— Alex Wilcockson (@AlexWilcockson) May 13, 2018
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