🚨BREAKING NEWS : Jamie Shackleton Posts Five-Word Farewell Message Upon Confirmed Leeds United Departure


Departing Leeds United star Archie Gray has said goodbye to former team-mate Jamie Shackleton after completing his move to Tottenham Hotspur.

After posting a lengthy resignation message on Instagram (July 2) after announcing his move to north London, Gray received a five-word message from Shackleton wishing him well.

Shackleton said “all the best my lad” after Gray left Elland Road after just one season in the United first team to sign for Spurs for £40m after the Whites failed to gain promotion from the Championship [Graham Smyth, July 1 ].

Although Gray’s departure was sealed for a hefty fee, Shackleton’s future remains up in the air after his contract expires with a move to Sheffield United set to loom [LeedsLive, July 2].

Archie Gray and Jamie Shackleton are set for a move to Leeds United

Several former Whites joined Shackleton in saying goodbye to Gray, with Lewis Bate and Finlay Gorman, who have closed their own exits at Elland Road in recent weeks and months, also leaving comments on his post.

Gray’s departure for a substantial fee of £40m looks set to give United much more financial flexibility going forward and it remains to be seen how this will affect their transfer activity this summer [David Ornstein, July 1].

It could also have huge implications for the future of Shackleton, a player who, like Gray, has been used in both central midfield and full-back during his time in the first team.

The 18-year-old, after playing more than 50 times last season, therefore leaves a hole in more than one position, which could tempt both the club and Shackleton to agree a new contract.

After a couple of seasons in a somewhat shared role, Shackleton’s first focus should be on getting regular game time [Adam Pope, June 27], but if he now feels he will get it at Elland Road, could he stay this summer?

In other Leeds news, an update on Crysencio Summerville’s future has been shared by Graham Smyth.

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