Leeds United defender Tom Lees has said that manager Neil Warnock was one of the main reasons for him to sign a contract extension with the club. Tom Lees has been linked with a move elsewhere from Leeds United in the last couple of months, but with the arrival of former QPR manager Neil Warnock has persuaded him to stay at the club.

The 21-year-old recently signed a four-year contract that will see his stay at Elland Road being extended. Tom Lees had three more years remaining on his current contract prior to signing this new deal.

He has also said that Neil Warnock convinced him to stay at the club, while he has also expressed his confidence that he will be able to start many matches for the club next season. Tom Lees could come extremely close to leaving the club after making a huge impression on the scouts this season.

It is ironical considering that he signed a new three-year deal only in September. Neil Warnock’s arrival could not prevent Leeds United from slipping out from the race for the play-offs. However, they are expected to strengthen a lot in the summer, while they are also going to keep a number of players like Tom Lees.

“The way that he is speaking and the things that he is saying about going forward, I liked what I heard – he told me I could be the next Jack Wilshere – so I am now looking forward to seeing how it progresses and I am looking forward to next season. It is nice to be offered a new deal and I cannot thank the manager enough. He has been a really big influence in the time that he has been at the club. He has only been here a short time but I feel like I have learnt a lot,” said Lees.