Leeds United have received a big boost with Pascal Struijk telling Voetbalzone that he wants to sign a new contract at Elland Road.
Struijk is certainly one of the major success stories for Victor Orta. The 23-year-old arrived from Ajax to little fanfare back in 2018. However, he has gone on to become a first-team regular at Elland Road.
There is plenty of excitement surrounding the level Struijk could reach in the years to come. And he has further proved his potential in recent weeks by shining at left-back.
Certainly, Leeds fans will hope that Struijk sticks around for as long as possible. But he is surely going to be one player who attracts interest in the future.
Leeds are not in the strongest position with Struijk out of contract in 2024.
Struijk wants to sign new Leeds contract
However, the defender has now made it clear that he would be happy to discuss signing an extension if an offer is made.
“I’m really enjoying my time at Leeds for now and it would be nice if they were willing to extend my contract. I feel good here and I focus on Leeds,” he told Voetbalzone.
Leeds simply have to tie Struijk down while he is so happy. He is an ‘amazing‘ talent with the potential to improve further.
For many, the Whites’ best centre-back pairing consists of Struijk and Robin Koch. Meanwhile, plenty of fans would probably argue that Struijk is our best left-back also.
It would be a huge error to let his contract run down much further. At the very least, a new deal protects his value should he decide that he wants to move on at any stage.
He is someone on the cusp of becoming a Netherlands international. He is versatile. And he only turned 23 in August.
Leeds have largely been incredibly smart and proactive when it comes to resolving contract issues in recent years. Sorting out Struijk’s future should now be a priority.