Leeds United defender, Luke Ayling pens contract extension deal

Leeds United defender, Luke Ayling pens contract extension deal

Leeds United's Luke Ayling arrives at the stadium prior to the Sky Bet Championship Play-off, Semi Final, First Leg at Pride Park, Derby. (Photo by Mike Egerton/PA Images via Getty Images)

Leeds United Left Back, Luke Ayling has penned a contract extension deal with the Yorkshire based club as he sets to remain with the club till 2023.

Luke Ayling has joined the list of other players who have committed their long-term future to Leeds United he pens down a 4-years extension deal.

The 28-year-old defender has made 116 appearances ever since joining the Elland Road team from Ashton Gate in 2016.

“It’s great and I’m really happy to sign on,” Ayling told the club official website..

“Over the last few years and since I signed, I feel like we have been taking steps forward to where we are now, being the biggest club in the Championship and hopefully pushing back on into the Premier League.

“It’s always nice to see the boys get long deals, they all did really well last year and the club have noticed that.

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“It shows the club is backing us as players and as a team, so it has been brilliant to see everyone get their new deals.

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“I’m sure there are still a few more to come, but I am buzzing I was the next in line.

“My family love it here, this is home for us now, so to sign another long deal to take me to 32 is a really nice feeling.”

Ayling, who is yet to feature this season for the first team due to injury, also spoke about his short term aims.

He said: “Now it is all about trying to get back out onto the pitch and helping the lads.

“I need to get back fit and stay fit and hopefully help the boys out.

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“The boys have started really well, so I know I’m going to have to wait my turn to get back into the team, but I’ll be there waiting and be delighted to get called upon and do my best.

“As a team it is about building on last year, we had a great year last year, we fell a bit short, but we have added good players this year and we have started really well.

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“I know the last few games hasn’t been the best, but I still feel like we are still playing some really good football.”

Luke is yet to feature for Leeds United this season as he is currently recovering from an injury.

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Liam Cooper, Stuart Dallas and Kalvin Phillips last month were also handed contract extension deals by the club.

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