He was probably the only player left in and around the first-team who hadn’t signed a deal with the club this summer but that changed today, as favourite Luke Ayling penned a new deal with the club that will keep him here until July 2021.
The deal is significant as the club have tied down many of the first-team regulars and potential talent at the club and Luke Ayling certainty falls into the category of being extremely important. In a very young side Ayling is a crucial senior member and one that we probably wouldn’t like to do without. He is now the vice captain at the club and has been one of the bargains for the club in recent history. Leeds paid just under £1 million for Ayling which, in today’s market is a steal and the right-back hasn’t looked back since. He has nailed down the right-back spot and has barely missed a minute of any game since he took over the right-back spot from Gaetano Berardi.
The new deal is yet another long-term issue sorted out by Victor Orta and Andrea Radrizzani. There are now no obvious issues with deals at the club at all, the youngsters are all tied up as well, so there won’t be any more issues like we have seen with Charlie Taylor this summer. Although things aren’t going very well on the pitch, at all in fact the club is on the move. It was announced this week that the council have voted in favour to discuss a new city centre training ground with the club. Andrea Radrizzani is intent on moving out of Thorp Arch and back closer to Elland Road.