Archie Gray: Leeds United reward teenager with new long-term contract

Leeds United have today announced the contract extension of Archie Gray until 2028.

Gray’s journey from the academy to the first team has been nothing short of impressive. Under the guidance of Leeds manager Daniel Farke, he has become a regular name on the team sheet during the season, showing his versatility in both central midfield and right-back positions.

His debut in the opening game of the campaign against Cardiff City marked the beginning of what has been an incredible run, amassing a total of 28 appearances in multiple competitions for the Whites.

The most recent game, which was a 3-0 away win at Cardiff, the 17-year-old equalled a long standing club record. This was most starts before turning the age of 18 which demonstrates the trust that has been placed in him by Farke as well as his important role in the team.

He has continued his progression on the international stage in 2023. Earning his first cap for England Under-20s is a testament to his growing reputation and the recognition of his talent beyond the club level.

Not only this, Gray has previously represented England at various youth levels, captaining the national team at both Under-15 and Under-16 levels.

As Leeds look ahead to a promising future, Gray stands as a shining example of the club’s commitment to youth development, and his journey from the academy to a key player in the first team is a source of inspiration for aspiring young talents.

Get Football | Ewan Minns

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