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Leeds United officially sign keeper, but it’s not what you think

Kamil Miazek agrees to new contract

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Amid all of the speculation surrounding if a new keeper is on his way to Leeds United, a keeper already at the club has put pen to paper to sign a new contract.

Former trialist and U23 keeper Kamil Miazek has signed a new contract at Leeds that will see him stay at Leeds until the end of the 2018-19 season. From the club’s official website:

Miazek initially joined the Whites on trial last season, before signing a short term deal until the end of the 2017/18 campaign and went on to make seven appearances for the Under-23s.

The 21-year-old has put pen to paper on a new one year contract, committing his future to Leeds until the summer of 2019.

Miazek came to Leeds on trial last September after being released by Feyenoord in The Netherlands where he played from 2012-16. Before coming to England to try and make it in English football, Miazek spent time on trial at Polish club Chojiczanka Chojnice. He originally was reported as leaving the Polish club for a trial with Leeds United’s Yorkshire rivals Barnsley FC, but he saw the light and came north for a trial with Leeds.

He was reportedly offered a contract last October and officially signed a contract for the rest of the 2017-18 season in January. After signing the contract, he proved he was indeed Leeds by getting sent off in the next match for the U23s.

Miazek looks to spend another season in the U23s or go out on loan for the season at a lower-division club. Leeds have been actively looking for a new keeper in the summer transfer window and they’ve already got Andy Lonergan and Bailey Peacock-Farrell, the reigning Leeds Young Player of the Year, as first team members of the squad, so Miazek won’t see the first team anytime soon. Of course, that’s what we said about Peacock-Farrell last season, but for everyone involved, let’s hope Miazek only sees the bench during a cup match or two.