Report: Monk secures first deal since being appointed Leeds manager in major boost
By Coral Barry
Bailey Peacock-Farrell will sign a contract extension with Leeds after the club offered him assurances about his future, according to a report.
New manager Garry Monk recently spoke about how important it was to tie down Leeds’ academy stars to new deals at the club with Peacock-Farrell’s contract expiring this summer and Charlie Taylor and Lewis Cook entering the final year of their contracts.
Peacock-Farrell was thought to have been unsure about what kind of future Leeds were offering him, but the Yorkshire Evening Post now claim a deal is almost done which would make him the first piece of business done by the Whites this summer.
Leeds have yet to welcome any new faces to Elland Road, although the club only appointed new boss Monk last week.
Peacock-Farrell, 19, and his agent have been negotiating with the club for several weeks about an extension and the goalkeeper was keen to know if he would be demoted as back-up keeper when Ross Turnbull returns to fitness next season.
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Peacock-Farrell is also believed to have been waiting to see who Massimo Cellino was bringing in to replace Steve Evans as manager.
Leeds are thought to be confident fresh talks on Wednesday have convinced the goalkeeper his future is at Elland Road and has offered him a two-year extension on his existing deal.
The stopper is the latest graduate from the Leeds academy and Leeds will be hopeful he has the same impact as current first-team duo Taylor and Cook.
Monk is also looking to extend the contracts of Cook and Taylor after it emerged they were attracting the attentions of Premier League clubs, but so far no agreement has been reached with either player.
In other Leeds news, the Whites have lost out on another signing this summer to Championship rivals.