Joe Gelhardt and Mateo Fernandez react to Leeds strike deal

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Much-loved defender Kris Moore has put pen to paper in professional terms at Leeds United – signing a two-and-a-half-year contract until June 2024. Many responded, after the center-back posted on Instagram.

Moore, 18, has been a regular on the club’s Under-23 team under Mark Jackson this season – having entered the squad late last season. He only missed two of Premier League 2’s 16 games in 21-22.

Playing either center-back, right of a three-way defender or even right-back, Moore showed quality – but also versatility. The latter being an important trait if he wants to break into Marcelo Bielsa’s senior squad.

While Moore is yet to make his senior debut, he has been named to the Leeds bench three times, including Sunday’s FA Cup loss to West Ham. He was also in the squad for the win against Burnley and the loss to Arsenal.

After signing a contract until June 2024 – his first professional contract at Leeds – Moore underscored his joy with a post on Instagram. The defender expressed his pride in having signed an agreement with his “childhood club”.

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Gelhardt, Fernandez react as Leeds ace Moore signs deal

Moore should then be in action in just under a week, when the 23 host Derby County. The Whites are currently fighting to avoid relegation, having been promoted to No. 1 in PL2 last season.

But he could be on the bench again this weekend with Leeds running out of numbers. Joe Gelhardt, currently injured, and the club’s only rookie in January, Mateo Fernandez, reacted to his Instagram post.

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