So came the news yesterday that Kalvin Phillips has signed a new 5 year deal at Elland Road, eagerly anticipated and well-deserved it’s cleae that Keeping Kalvin was a key mission in the offices at Thorp Arch this season. But who else may be receiving a new deal at some point this season, we’ve detailed here whose contracts expire in Summer 2020:
Mateusz Klich- The Polish international has revealed that talks have been opened regarding a new contract and he himself sounds positive that a new deal with the club will be found. The 29 year old signed from FC Twente in 2017.
Stuart Dallas- Given Dallas’ early season form, a new contract is certainly on the cards. After an injury blighted season last year Dallas found himself on the fringes on the first-team and struggling for form. His performances have completely transformed over the Summer and he’s grown to be one of Leeds’ most consistently high performing players. Dallas has been with the club since 2015 when he signed from Brentford.
Gaetano Berardi- Berardi has now been with the club an astounding 5 years when he signed from Sampdoria. This will definitely be one to monitor as it will be largely performance related. If Leeds go up, they may seek a better back-up centre-back option. However, if another season in the Championship is on the cards then Berardi could definitely have another few years left under his belt. He’s a young 31.
Pablo Hernandez- The phenomenal. Though Pablo is still playing with the flair and tenacity of a player just breaking onto the scene, there is no denying that he is now in the latter stages of his career. Leeds managed to convince him to extend his stay for 2 years on the eve of Bielsa signing and he has truly thrived under his management. However, will Pablo stomach another season in the Championship? May he want to move back to his native Spain to see out his career? Who Knows. Regardless, Pablo has cemented his place as a Leeds United icon during his 3 year tenure here, something that will be remembered for years to come…