Jamie Shackleton has signed a three-year contract with Leeds United just days after he made his debut for the club according to Sky Sports.
The 18-year-old midfielder came through the ranks of the Leeds academy and made his first appearance coming on as a 73rd minute substitute as the Whites demolished Derby County 4-1 in their second game of the season.
Shackleton, who can also play as a right wing-back, was reportedly told by Marcelo Bielsa to bring balance to the game in midfield and keep the team organised when he came on for his first senior game.
The Leeds-born youngster was involved with the squad over pre-season and his new contract ties him down at the club until 2021.
Shackleton will hope to feature more under Marcelo Bielsa after the new boss has put his faith in the promising youngster.
Leeds fans have been reacting to the news on social media and it seems they are universally delighted that one of the club’s top young prospects has committed his future to the club.
I like it when we keep talent like @jamieshackk we need to put quite a few of these young player on the bench in big match ..the joy on his face was wicked to see
— Stu-Asbo (@stuartasbo) August 13, 2018
— Ryan (@LeedsUtdRyan) August 13, 2018
Always said Jamie was a massive talent another top talent from our Academy that keeps on giving 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
— Kenneth Roy Brown (@kennybrown1964) August 13, 2018
Little dynamo this one 👊 #LUFC
— eddieleeds (@eddieleeds1) August 13, 2018
What a week for the lad. Well done 👍🏼👏🏻
— Adam Haywood (@DonVito_84) August 13, 2018
He had some nice passes, very promising player.
— Kamil Biały (@Lajt89) August 13, 2018
Should be a 13 year contract … this lad his real talent and style .. mot
— gary hanson (@garynhanson1) August 13, 2018
Congratulations well deserved 👏👏👏
— Paul (@LEYTONREECE) August 13, 2018
He must be so happy what a feeling. The club must rate him highly.
— BORIS FOR PM (@Murray__87) August 13, 2018
Superb news for you & club congratulations lad MOT.
— Roger Cartwright (@rogercart57) August 13, 2018
Well deserved mate your a top talent keep up the hard work MOT
— Markus Pickersgill (@pickers8) August 13, 2018