Leeds United have announced that Conor Shaughnessy has put pen to paper on a new contract, and the fans could not be happier.
The 21-year-old has had a stellar year at Elland Road after initially joining the club’s development side when he was released by Reading in 2016.
Manager Thomas Christiansen, who replaced Garry Monk in the summer, has been so impressed with the Irishman that he has promoted the player to the senior squad.
This season, Shaughnessy has made three appearances in the Championship, in two of which he was named in the first XI.
The former Reading man has also started all three of Leeds’ Carabao Cup matches, the most recent of which was won by the Whites in a penalty shootout against Premier League club Burnley.
Shaughnessy played as a central midfielder at the Madejski Stadium, but Christiansen has opted to use him at the back.
Today, the Whites announced that the player has been rewarded with a long-term contract, meaning that he is now tied to the club until 2021.
— Leeds United (@LUFC) September 21, 2017
The fans have had an enjoyable season so far given that the club reside at the top of the Championship table, and this news has boosted their spirits even more.
Great news, well deserved, what a few months it's been for Conor!
— FionaCK (@FionaCK) September 21, 2017
— Lauryn Hall (@LaurynHall88) September 21, 2017
Fantastic news congrats Conor ??????
— Catherine Coates (@kittycatalaw) September 21, 2017
Richly deserved. Well done sir.
— Gavin (@DoctorLeeds) September 21, 2017
fantastic news, very well deserved. big future ahead
— brandon (@brandongledhill) September 21, 2017
Very good news! He was brilliant at Burnley.
— ? Steph? (@Leedsteach) September 21, 2017
At least when he's had an amazing season and worth 10mil he won't be dropping a club size to go up. When super leeds are up there #mot
— zeeboneil (@Zeeba4280) September 21, 2017
Well deserved. @ReadingFC's loss is very much our gain.
— Michael (@leeds_talk2) September 21, 2017
Congratulations! Now make the position your own
— Adam Brown (@adambrown1992) September 21, 2017
Well deserved. Best player on the pitch @ Burnley. Constantly improving
— Jordan Kiel (@jordankiel62) September 21, 2017