Many Leeds United fans have been buzzing in response to a post from the club’s official Twitter account which shares the news that 19-year-old Whites academy product Niall Huggins has agreed to sign a new deal with the Yorkshire club that sees him commit his future to Leeds until the summer of 2023.
This tweet includes a link to a post on Leeds United’s official website which explains that Huggins’ contract had been set to expire at the end of the 2020/21 campaign.
However, it would appear as though the teenager, who has made one appearance for Wales’ U21s, has impressed in his seven appearances for the Whites’ U23s this term, most of which have come at left-back, as the club has moved to tie him down to a longer-term deal.
So, what did these Leeds United fans make of Huggins’ contract extension?
?? #LUFC are pleased to announce Niall Huggins has signed a new contract until the summer of 2023
— Leeds United (@LUFC) December 4, 2020
The Whites’ tweet sharing this news drew a largely positive response from fans of the Yorkshire club, many of whom seem excited to see Huggins continue his development at Elland Road.
— The Modern Game (@The_ModernGame) December 4, 2020
— Through It All Together (@ThruItAllLUFC) December 4, 2020
Fantastic….been watching the progress of Niall for years…..hard work pays off. ?? ? https://t.co/odJ60rXRFV
— Dave Chapman (@DaveChapman1919) December 4, 2020
— ColemanLUFC (@ColemanLUFC) December 4, 2020
Get in he is a great talent!
— Adam Clarke (@AdamClarke19) December 4, 2020
Very good, deserved ?????, Alioski next please
— Leeds United Forever ??? (@LeedsUnitedFor1) December 4, 2020
Very good player, good competition between him and Davis for the LB spot
— Lewis Cawood (@cawood7l) December 4, 2020
Are you excited about this news on Huggins?
He has been super for 23’s, wouldn’t be surprised to see him in a first team squad this season.
— Aidan Nelis (@NelisAidan) December 4, 2020
Gonna be class if he carries on the way he’s going! ??
— Mundo (@simundo17) December 4, 2020
So, it certainly seems as though many Leeds fans have high hopes for Huggins’ future judging by the number of positive responses to this tweet.