According to and article by Beren Cross from media outlet Leeds Live, Leeds United are looking to extend Mallik Wilks’ contract at Elland Road.
In a roundabout way, news of this comes through words carried by Leeds Live, derived from the Doncaster Free Press. These words come from Doncaster Rovers manager Grant McCann. Wilks has been on loan at the South Yorkshire club since the start of the season.
During this time, the young Leeds star has made 30 appearances, scoring eight times and generally impressing. Yet, his loan deal is up on January 2, McCann saying that he’d like to extend to deal for McCann until the end of the season.
However, this all depends on the deal struck between Leeds United and Wilks over the terms of a contract extension for the youngster.
McCann says of the situation: “Until he signs a new contract with Leeds, he won’t be signing his extension here. We’re hoping that is going to be done on Monday – or the latest, Wednesday.”
The Doncaster manager, speaking of what Wilks brings to the side, then adds: “He’s quick, he’s strong, he’s direct. He brings so much to us. “But there’s so much more to come from him. That is my job now to get the best out of him for the rest of the season.”
Doncaster play Rochdale at home in their next fixture tomorrow. It could be the last game of Mallik Wilks’ time at the Keepmoat, that is unless he signs a new deal at Elland Road and extends his South Yorkshire stay.