YORK’S Charlie Cresswell has signed a new contract at Leeds United.

The defender, who is the son of former York City striker and ex-Minstermen first-team coach Richard Cresswell, has penned a four-year deal with the Premier League outfit, keeping him at Elland Road until the summer of 2025.

Cresswell, who turned 19 last week, captained the Leeds under-23s to the Premier League 2 division two title last season.

His impressive performances also saw him called up to the England U19s squad, while he was also nominated for the Premier League 2 Player of the Season at the end of the campaign.

Cresswell, who was raised in York, has made one senior appearance for the Whites’ first team, in the Carabao Cup tie with Hull City in September last year.

The centre-back has now made the step up to the top-flight of the Premier League 2 with Leeds, featuring in both matches played so far.

He was also named on the bench for last Saturday’s 2-2draw with Everton at Elland Road.

“It feels great, I couldn’t be happier,” said Cresswell told the Leeds United club website.

“I’ve been at the club since I was 11, so to sign a new deal here is fantastic.

“There have been lots of ups and downs on my journey so far, but I’ve enjoyed every minute of it and I’ve got to keep pushing on.

“It was great feeling winning the league with the Under-23s last season and now we’ve been promoted we want to go again this season.

“There are lots of players I look up to in the first team like Liam Cooper and Luke Ayling, they lead by example and that is what I want to try and follow.

Looking ahead, the 19-year-old added: “My targets for the next few years are to try and get into the first team eventually.

“But in this moment I have to push every day to the best of my ability and hopefully that takes me somewhere.”