Leeds United centre-back Charlie Cresswell has signed a new deal, extending his contract with the West Yorkshire club until 2027.
Cresswell – a Leeds academy product – made his senior debut for the Whites in a Carabao Cup clash with Hull City in September 2020.
The 20-year-old then made 6 more senior appearances across all competitions for Leeds in their 2021/22 season before spending last campaign on loan at Championship outfit Millwall.
Cresswell impressed massively during his time at the Den, helping Gary Rowett’s side to 13 clean sheets in 28 appearances as they narrowly missed out on the play-offs on the final day.
He was also part of the England Under-21s squad which won the European Championships this summer.
The Englishman is expected to feature much more heavily for the Whites this season, considering the departure of fellow defenders Robin Koch, Diego Llorente, Rasmus Kristensen and – most recently – Max Wober on season-long loans.
The club confirmed in a statement that Cresswell has been handed the number five shirt:
“Leeds United are pleased to announce Charlie Cresswell has signed a new contract with the club.
“The defender has put pen-to-paper on a new four-year deal, keeping him at Elland Road until the summer of 2027.
“The 20-year-old has progressed through the youth ranks at Thorp Arch, being part of title winning sides with both the Under-18s and Under-23s.
“Cresswell will wear the number five shirt for Leeds United during the 2023/24 campaign.”
Leeds get their season underway on Sunday 6th August when they host Cardiff City at Elland Road.