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Jonathan Leko signs a new and improved contract at The Hawthorns

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Jonathan Leko is celebrating a new Albion deal while having a renewed ambition to bag a first-team spot in the 2018-19 campaign. The Albion striker penned a deal which extends his stay with Albion until the summer of 2021 with improvement.

The 19-year-old forward joined the Baggies at the age of 11. He also made his debut for the Club as a 16-year-old in a League Cup tie away at Norwich City in September 2015. From then, he went on to make his first Premier League appearance later that season in April, coming off the bench after 78 minutes during Albion’s goalless draw with Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.

The England youth international spent the first half of the 2017/18 campaign on loan at Sky Bet Championship side Bristol City, where he made 11 appearances but in Albion, Jonathan has made 16 appearances in total.

He admitted the rush of games caught him by surprise and that has prepared him for next season.

“There wasn’t as much rest as I would have liked – it was game after game in the Championship,” he told club’s website.

“Now that I know that I’m looking forward to it because I just want to play. The more games the better.