By Frank McAvennie

8th Jul, 2021 | 8:45pm

Pundit makes Dallas exit claim after Leeds contract agreed

Frank McAvennie claims Stuart Dallas could stay at Leeds for the rest of his career after agreeing a new contract.

The former West Ham striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insists the new deal has been a long time coming.

Leeds confirmed on July 2nd that Dallas had put pen to paper on a new three-year deal at Elland Road

Dallas thrived in numerous positions last season as his versatility made him a valuable asset to Marcelo Bielsa.

In the late stages of the campaign, Dallas impressed in a more advanced role as Leeds pushed up the table and secured a top half finish.

McAvennie can’t see the 30-year-old ever leaving Leeds after agreeing a new deal.

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“It’s been a long time coming,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

“He just gets it. He is Leeds. But he’s more than that.

“Some players are valuable because they are talented. Some are valuable because of what they bring to a dressing room.

“From what I’ve seen, Dallas is both. He was brilliant all season and some of the goals he scored, wow.

“He’s one of those where you don’t ever see him leaving. He could be there for the rest of his career.

“I don’t think anyone at Leeds would mind that.”

Dallas played in all 38 of the Whites’ Premier League games last season.

The Northern Ireland international scored eight goals and picked up two assists during an impressive personal campaign.

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