Are the Leeds board finally starting to realise what all us fans have been saying for the last few years, when it comes to players contracts?
For too long players with lots of potential have not been offered contracts until the last moment and ended up leaving us for nothing or as good as. But at last.... Some forward thinking.... First Tom Lees, our brightest young defender to come out of the youth system for a long time has signed up until 2015, followed shortly by the news that Ramon Nunez has also been tied down until 2015 and Zac Thompson unitl 2013.
This has to be great news for us after seeing so many prospects disappear in recent times. Lees has the potential to be an extremely good centre back and has even been compared to the likes of Jonathan Woodgate in recent times, whereas Nunez has alot of quality and with some more work could be world class and a return of 5 goals in 10 appearances so far this season isn't a bad way to start.
The only exception at the moment is our captain Jonny Howson, who's current deal expires in the summer and negotiations are dragging on a bit, hopefully this will be sorted in the near future as the last thing the team needs is their captains future being in doubt. Especially with rumoured interest from Premiership clubs. To be fair though, if it turns out he doesn't want to commit his future to the club, then he needs to be stripped of the
captaincy and it should be given to someone who does.
The same now must be done throughout the team, the likes of Clayton, McCormack and Snodgrass need to be tied down early on so we can build on what we have as a team and get us back to where we belong.... MOT
Editor of the site, life long Leeds fan and regular to games. Always has an opinion on everything to do with the club, and not frightened to express it. Love Leeds through ups and downs... MOT!!!!!