So the nice people at the Yorkshire Evening Post put together a list of when all of the contracts for the current players at Leeds run out. It’s not pleasant reading.
Here's when the current deals are up... #lufc https://t.co/SPE5Aik8PG— Leeds United News (@LeedsUnitedYEP) May 13, 2018
Only one player that has played in the first team this year has a contract that runs out this season, and that’s Tom Pearce, the young left-back who broke through at the end of the season. Other than that, almost every other player is under contract until 2020 or 2021, with a few even contracted until 2021.
So basically a bunch of players that were’t good enough are stuck at Elland Road, and one that was brilliant and needs a new contract, doesn’t.
On to the links.
Leeds United Links
Oriol Rey signed a new deal that will keep him at Elland Road for another couple years. [Through It All Together]
England and English Football Links
Arsenal beat Huddersfield Town 1-0 in Arsene Wenger’s last match in charge of the North London giants. [The Short Fuse]
Cementing the transfer of power in North London, Tottenham Hotspur finished third in the table after beating Leicester City 5-4. [Cartilage Free Captain]
West Ham United beat Everton 3-1 with Sam Allardyce and David Moyes, the managers for the two clubs, both left pondering if they’ll get the sack. [BBC.com]
Harrogate Town has been promoted to the National League, one level below the Football League. [York Press]
World Football Links
Former Motherwell defender Tom Hateley is, naturally, in his second spell in Poland, playing for Piast Gilwice. [Planet Football]
Los Angeles Football Club drew 2-2 with their visitors from New York City FC. [Angels On Parade]
In one of the semi-finals in Mexico’s Liguilla, Toluca took care of business at home and put four goals past Xolos de Tijuana, who ended the match with nine men. [FMF State of Mind]
The other semi-final featured upstart Santos Laguna facing off against Club América. Santos carried a 4-1 lead from the first leg and were able to snatch a 2-2 draw against América, meaning that they will face off against Toluca in the finals for the Clausura 2018 title. [FMF State of Mind]