By Alex Stevens
Striker Eoghan Stokes has signed a contract with Leeds, the club announced on Wednesday afternoon.
The 20-year-old has penned a new one-year deal with the Championship outfit after being offered an extended agreement earlier in the summer.
— Leeds United (@LUFC) June 29, 2016
The new deal comes less than 24 hours after the club announced the signing of Swedish striker Marcus Antonsson, who has arrived from Kalmar in a deal that could rise to £2million.
Stokes, who initially joined the Yorkshire giants on scholarship terms after arriving in 2012, was the joint top scorer for Leeds’ Under-21s in the 2015-16 season.
The versatile forward, who can play anywhere across the front line, netted eight times from 23 appearances.
Manager Garry Monk has showed his faith in the youngster by allowing him to train with the first team since the squad returned to Thorp Arch for pre-season earlier this week.
“I’m happy to have extended my contract and hopefully I can kick forward now and push towards the first team,” Stokes told the official Leeds website. “I want to push on this season and see where it goes from there.
“It’s been good to come straight back into training with the first team and hopefully I’ll stay there for the whole season and make an impression.
“I felt like I had a good season last year, I scored a lot of goals and I thought I played really well.
“I enjoyed last season, it was probably the best season I’ve had at the club and I’ve been rewarded now with a new deal.
“I’m going into my fifth year at the club now. I’m enjoying it here and I’ll just keep going and try to push on.”