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Morning Leeds-in for 14 May: Length of Leeds contracts make for ugly reading

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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.

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.

Leeds, that.

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. []

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]