Leeds United have confirmed that young midfielder Jamie Shackleton has signed a new four-year deal with the club. The contract sees the 20-year-old signed on with Leeds until 2024.
Leeds United Extend Jamie Shackleton Contract
✍️ #LUFC are delighted to announce Jamie Shackleton has agreed a four-year deal with the club
— Leeds United (@LUFC) August 12, 2020
A Breakthrough Season
Despite making his debut in the 2018/19 season against Derby County, and going on to register 19 appearances in that campaign, it’s Shackleton’s second season as professional at Leeds that has seen him really break into the team.
Under Marcelo Bielsa this season, the youngster, who was born and raised in Leeds, has made 22 appearances in the league and scored his first two goals for the club. In addition, he played twice in the Carabao Cup.
Both of Shackleton’s goals came recently, after the Championship restarted following the Coronavirus-induced break. His first came in the 3-1 win at Derby and, days later, he netted again against Charlton Athletic.
This new deal gives Shackleton the chance to impress in the Premier League after Leeds finished ten points clear of West Bromwich Albion at the top of the Championship.
‘Amazing Feeling’ for Jamie Shackleton
Shackleton was delighted to extend his stay with the club. Speaking to the club website, he said: “It’s an amazing feeling to have another four years at this club.
“I’ve been at this club forever really in terms of my life, so to have another four years is fantastic.
“I joined aged seven along with Robbie Gotts and Alfie McCalmont and we’ve been in the same team from the very start, coming through all the age groups.
“We’re really close mates and for us all to be out there holding the Championship trophy together a few weeks ago was a special moment for us.”