'A no-brainer' - Stuart Dallas delivers verdict on Leeds summer business
By Danny Wright
Stuart Dallas has admitted that it was a “no-brainer” for him to sign a new deal at Leeds after being thoroughly impressed by the summer business that the club has carried out.
Thomas Christiansen and owner Andrea Radrizzani worked tirelessly to strengthen the squad after they just missed out on a spot in the Championship play-offs last term.
Dallas, 26, penned a fresh new deal earlier this week to keep him at Elland Road for the next three years while Ronaldo Vieira, Gaetano Berardi, Tyler Denton, Kalvin Phillips, Eunan O’Kane and captain Liam Cooper have also committed their future to the Yorkshire club over the summer.
The winger, who is currently on international duty with Northern Ireland, has enjoyed a good start to the season and despite the added competition in his role, he is happy with what has gone on behind the scenes at Leeds this summer and is looking forward to another promotion push.
“Obviously it’s what I wanted and it’s since it’s been offered to me, it was been a no-brainer really for me,” said Dallas, as quoted by the Yorkshire Evening Post.
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“It’s where I want to be, I am happy here, my family is happy here and I am just delighted to get it all sorted.
“Six of us have now signed new contracts and with the work the club has done to bring new players in – we have added real quality as well – so there’s no reason why we can’t mount a challenge at the top this season.”
In 35 appearances across all competitions under the charge of Garry Monk last term, Dallas scored just three goals and supplied three assists.
However this season has seen the 19-times Northern Ireland already craft goals for his team-mates on two occasions, as well as bagging one for himself in just six games despite being left out of the squad for the opening day with against Bolton last month.
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