Pascal Struijk has signed a new four and a half year deal with Leeds United, the club have confirmed.
Struijk has been a regular feature of the Leeds defence under both current boss Jesse Marsch and his predecessor Marcelo Bielsa since signing for the club from Ajax in 2018.
The Dutchman has made 13 Premier League appearances for the Whites so far this season, and has scored one goal.
Leeds said in a club statement released on Wednesday [21 December]:
“Leeds United are pleased to announce Pascal Struijk has signed a new long-term contract with the club.
“A regular in Jesse Marsch’s starting line-up, the 23-year-old has now extended his contract until the summer of 2027, adding a further four-and-a-half years to his current deal.
“The club are pleased to have secured Pascal’s future, meaning he will continue to help the side throughout the rest of this season, when it gets back underway after Christmas, and then over the coming years at Elland Road.”
Whilst rumours of Struijk renewing his contract at Leeds have been brewing for some time, it is great to finally see the deal get over the line.
Struijk has been absolutely immense for the Whites since signing in 2018, demonstrating an ability, mentality, and versatility far beyond his years.
After being (presumably) narrowly excluded from Louis van Gaal’s Netherlands squad for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar recently Struijk has a point to prove: and it is Leeds who will reap the benefits.
The sky really is the limit for the young Dutchman.