Leeds United left-back Pascal Struijk has committed his long-term future to the club after signing a new four-and-a-half-year contract that promises to keep him at at Elland Road Stadium until the summer of 2027.
The Belgium-born defender was due to see his previous deal expire in June 2024.
The 23-year-old joined the Whites’ academy from Ajax in January 2018 before making his senior debut for tthe club’s title-winning Championship campaign in 2019-20.
The defender has since racked up 77 first-team appearances for the Yorkshire giants across all competitions.
He said: “It feels really good. I’ve been at the club for a while now and I’m really happy to extend my journey.
“Like in the song, there have been a lot of ups and downs, we didn’t get promotion in my first year, we did in the second, we had a really good first season in the Premier League and in the second season it was tricky, but we still managed to stay in it.
“Now we are here, we want to finish the second half of the season as well as possible and then go again.”
The defender added: “I came here with one target and that was to become the best version of myself and to play in the Premier League, because it is the best league in the world.
Struijk remains an integral part of Marsch’s first-team squad and the Belgian has expressed his delight after committing his future to the club.