In news just breaking via the Leeds United website, and carried on social media (below), Leeds United striker Mallik Wilks has signed a new deal at the Whites.
The deal itself extends his stay at the club until 2022, and in doing so shows that the Whites view that the young striker has a future at the club.
Wilks has been in excellent form on loan at Doncaster Rovers this season. He has featured in 25 League One appearances, scoring seven goals and adding four assists for Grant McCann’s side. He has also weighed in with a goal in the Carabao Cup, scoring against Scunthorpe in a 2-1 win.
GOALS | @MallikWilks is staying at #DRFC until the end of the season. Head to the #DRFC YouTube channel to see all eight of his strikes for the club in 2018: https://t.co/d3FQ2p9gyS pic.twitter.com/7ucL7L32RU
— Doncaster Rovers FC (@drfc_official) January 1, 2019
It is to Doncaster that Wilks returns, extending his loan there that was due to end tomorrow. It was something that Rovers manager Grant McCann said that he’d welcome, mentioning so to the Doncaster Free Press.
In their piece McCann said: “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.”
With that contract now signed, McCann can look forward to fulfilling what he mention to the Free Press when he stated: “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.”
Next up for Wilks is a home game at the Keepmoat against Rochdale, a side beaten 4-0 at home by Bradford City in their last outing.