Leeds United have agreed a new deal with Liam Cooper worth around £20,000-a-week, Football Insider can reveal.
The Yorkshire giants announced yesterday that the club captain, 28, has been handed a new and improved deal that runs for five years until 2024.
A Leeds source has told Football Insider that the long-term agreement represents a significant pay hike for Cooper and is a reflection of his significance in Marcelo Bielsa’s side.
The contract is worth more than £5million across its term, by which point Cooper will have turned 33.
The skipper has emerged as Leeds’ defensive leader and first choice centre-back following the summer sale of Pontus Jansson to Brentford for £5.5million.
He made his international debut for Scotland during the current international break, starting both their Euro 2020 qualifier defeats to Russia and Belgium.
Since signing from Chesterfield in 2014, Cooper has made 165 appearances for Leeds.
He has started five of their six Championship matches this season after being named in the EFL team of the 2018-19 campaign.
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