Stuart Dallas has been “outstanding” this season and fully deserves a bumper pay rise at Leeds United, according to Danny Mills.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Whites and England defender delivered his verdict after it was revealed Leeds are set to open contract talks with the 30-year-old.
Football Insider understands Dallas could be set to double his £20,000-a-week wages in the summer after his fine performances in the Premier League.
He has missed just nine minutes of league action this season and has seven goals and two assists from his 34 top-flight starts.
Marcelo Bielsa has utilised the versatile ace in all three central midfield roles as well as in both full-back positions.
Dallas’ current deal, which he signed in 2019, expires in 2023 and there is a possibility he could be rewarded with a year’s extension as well as a pay hike.
Asked whether the 52-times Northern Ireland international was deserving of a new deal, Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “Definitely.
“That’s what football should be. If you do well you get rewarded. You shouldn’t be rewarded for failure, you shouldn’t be rewarded for poor performances.
“He’s been outstanding this season. Good luck to him and he deserves whatever rise he gets.”
Dallas moved to Elland Road from Brentford in 2015 and has now played 226 times across all competitions for the Yorkshire giants.
The Cookstown-born ace has provided 17 assists and 26 goals in that time, including a brace in their recent 2-1 win away to Manchester City.