South African ace signs new three year deal TSS November 9, 2010 Leeds United 18 Comments Committed! Good news for Whites fans today as the official Leeds United site reveals that South African striker, Davide Somma has signed a new three year deal with the club. The 25 year old has scored 6 times in 8 appearances so far this season but his contract was due to expire in the summer, leaving Leeds United fans fearing a repeat of last seasons Jermaine Beckford saga that eventually saw our most valuable asset move to Everton on a free. Davide said he was delighted to sign the new contract adding that; “When I came here to try out I never imagined I would be in this position. “Last season I thought I did what I had to do when I went out on loan, and that gave me the extra confidence to come back here. “I’ve worked hard and the club have acknowledged that, and I’m really happy to sign a three-year contract. “I can concentrate on the games and I’m signed and ready to go. “The aim for me is to get goals and play a part in getting the club in the Premier League. “It’s been a great start to the season, there’s great staff here, and It’s a great club to be at. “Since I’ve arrived everyone has made me feel welcome, the fans are fantastic, and I’m delighted to commit my long-term future.” News of Somma’s new contract comes just days after Bradley Johnson turned down a three year extension and the YEP revealed around a dozen players were out of contract in the summer. Despite heading up Leeds United’s top goalscorer list, Somma was dropped to the bench for vital away wins at Scunthorpe and Coventry leading to fears the South African may become disillusioned with life at Elland Road and wait to see how things go before committing to the club long-term. But fans will now feel relieved that the club has avoided another Jermaine Beckford saga. Dje Great news. I eat my hat. Dje Maybe he read the responses to the “Becchio v Somma: Are we all watching the same team?” post and his ego took enough of a battering to get him to urge his agent to settle for anything Bates & Harvey are offering. Possibly with us now on the minimum wage for the next three years. Tim Wilsom Who to gripe about now? Tea lady? Yeah she’s quick but she makes a lousy cuppa Dje @leedsusa Got to be Kisnorbo and his lousy throw-ins surely. Want rid!! TSS @leedsusa @djedjedje I’m going to stick with Johnson and Becchio. Mike @leedsusa Larry is still on trial……………… TheReaper08 @mikelufc You mean Larry is always on trial……. Clarkeonenil You must be so pleased, as pleased as you will be when Becchio scores tonight.. TSS @clarkeonenil I’m always happy when Becchio scores. It’s much more fun than when he misses sitters from six yards, gives away soft free-kicks, stands still with the ball at his feet or rolls around on the fall like he’s been shot. When he scores it’s almost like he understands what he’s being paid for! PS. Funny how Mr. Leeds United, die-for-the-cause Becchio hasn’t signed a new contract yet, don’t you think? Anthony Lewis excellent news! I can see him marking the occasion tonight with a goal in a good win for the mighty whites! Richard Hope you’re right I used to hate mondays for obvious reasons but just recently it’s been tuesdays between 7-30 and 10. Pleased DS has signed though MOT Bill Fox Let’s hope he lends his pen to one or two others! ash well a bit of good news on the contract front! lets jut wait and see who else signs, for me i dont really care if johnson doesnt sign up. its like every club players come and go all the time surely we could get a better player. But i do think mr grayson has a trick up his sleeve if players dont sign!! lets wait an see come on the leeds tonight Mike 3 years for Nunez now. Mark Reagrdless of whatever people think of Luciano its imperative we sign him on a long term contract as we cant afford to allow one of our few assets to leave in the summer on a free. Its time for Bates to sort out all contracts NOW – Becchio and Kilkenny surely deserve longer contracts as well as Kisnorbo once he proves his fitness (the player we have obiously missed the most). I personally really rate Becchio and would love him to stay. Mike Becchio will be staying, no problems there but we have to seriously address the defence. Andy Flynn TSS – i can’t believe you rose to the clarkeonenil bate!!! I do think it is time for you to take off the blinkers and start showing some appreciation for Becchio! He’s scoring record is fine and his overall contribution is fantastic. Not all good strikers are goalscorers – you need to understand this! Nigel Pearson just highlighted Becchio as a threat on the radio and I think most other Championship managers would snap our hands off to take him off our hands!! Signing up Somma is fantastic news – he is clearly a goalscorer! And it’s great that we have options up front!! MOT – lets get behind the team!! TSS @Andy Flynn I think the squabbles between myself and MG (Clarke) sometimes look a little more aggressive than they actually are. We enjoy winding each other up and it’s all taken with a pinch of salt.