Leeds United are set to offer Tom Pearce a new deal with the club as the 20-year-old is out of contract with the Yorkshire outfit this summer, according to manager Paul Heckingbottom.
And it’s news that has been greeted with delight by supporters.
The youngster has only recently made the step up into the first team from the highly-regarded U23s side, making three appearances from the right-back spot and has quickly become a favourite amongst supporters.
Speaking in his pre-match press conference, not only did the Whites boss answer questions surrounding his own future but on Pearce’s contract situation which as yet remained unsigned and said as quoted on Phil Hay’s Twitter feed: “Tom Pearce out of contract this summer. Heckingbottom indicated that he’s being offered a new deal. Nothing signed yet.
Tom Pearce out of contract this summer. Heckingbottom indicated that he's being offered a new deal. Nothing signed yet. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) April 26, 2018
After scoring in the club’s 2-1 win against Barnsley at the weekend it highlighted that the protege’s deal was due to expire at the end of the season.
It’s the second bit of a good news for the Championship outfit, after the Myanmar debacle, after only earlier they revealed that winger Pablo Hernandez would be extending his stay in Yorkshire by signing a further two-year deal.
Leeds will be hoping they can take Thursday’s positivity into the weekend when they face Norwich City in the Championship at Carrow Road.
Here is what Leeds fans had to say about the ongoing contract situation between the club and Pearce:
No doubt about him. He's Leeds!
— Brandon Yates (@Brandon7Yates) April 26, 2018
— Mark Taylor (@MarkTaylor1979) April 26, 2018
Surely you don’t say anything and keep that quiet!
— craig fryer (@Fryercraig) April 26, 2018
Come on Pearcy sign that contract – you know you want to #lufc
— Joanne Bridgeman (@jostaffswhite) April 26, 2018
He’ll get 4yrs and rightly so he’s earned it released by Everton at 16 joined Leeds, worked hard last 4yrs to get where he is now, still raw & Work to be done regarding his development but has talent attributes & potential to be a cracking player #lufc #LUFC
— Benny 💙💛 (@BennyTaylsLUFC) April 26, 2018
The lad has a very bright future. Less pin him down so we can sell him to a Prem club in 3 years time whilst we're still mid table in the championship.
— John Priestley (@JohnP8589) April 26, 2018
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