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Leeds United have confirmed a contract agreement has been reached with Sam Greenwood to remain at the club until 2026.

As much as new signings have been important this summer, tying down some of the brilliant young talent at the club was a priority too.

After helping the club to survival, three players have been handed new deals to keep them at the club long-term.

One of those is forward Sam Greenwood, who penned a deal to keep him at Leeds until 2026:

Here, our LeedsAllOver writers Toby (Neutral) and Kris (FA5) react to the emerging contract news…

It does feel as though a new deal for Greenwood is a sensible move for Leeds to make.

The young striker has still only got a handful of appearances to his name for the first-team, but has not let anyone down when given those opportunities.

As a result, given there had been just a year remaining on his previous contract, it wouldn’t have made sense to let him simply run that down and potentially leave for free next summer, without really being given a chance to show what he can do.

Indeed, with strikers still short on supply at senior level at Elland Road right now, the confirmation of these new long-term contracts for both Greenwood and Gelhardt means that should not be the case in the future – by which point their development should ensure they are better prepared to make an impact this level.

With that in mind, this does look like being a sensible piece of business by the club.

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This is one of three outstanding pieces of business by the club, and while it was something that simply had to be done, it shows the club is heading in the right direction.

As for Greenwood himself, he’s flying somewhat under the radar at the moment with Gelhardt grabbing headlines with last minute goals and assists, but the fact that Greenwood is just as involved under Marsch tells you a lot about his importance.

I can see him having a fairly important role for us this season, given his versatility to play not only up front, but as an attacking midfielder too, confident with both feet.

His intelligence at such a young age makes him a very valuable asset to have, and tying him down until 2026 solidifies that belief.

It’s exciting times right now at Elland Road and with another year under his belt, Greenwood could be in line for a brilliant season.

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