In an exclusive interview with Transfer Tavern, Steve Bull, who scored 306 goals during his career for Wolves, believes that Patrick Bamford has not yet established himself enough for a move to a top Premier League club.
Bamford has successfully led the line for Marcelo Bielsa’s side this season having scored 14 goals in the Premier League and has started every game in the league for Leeds United.
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Before this season, Bamford had experienced four unsuccessful loan spells where he made just 27 appearances scoring just the one goal which was during his last loan spell in the top flight for Middlesbrough.
Speaking on what Bamford must do to be considered a top striker in the Premier League and how long he must keep this form up for, Bull told Transfer Tavern:
“I think he’s still got to establish himself a bit more first because it’s no good having just five or six good months, and thinking you need to go to a bigger club and that you’re bigger than your current club.
“He’s got to do it for a few years first and somebody might take a punt on him and he could do well, but at the moment he’s got to keep doing it for Leeds.”
Many expected Bamford to flop once again this season, however Bielsa kept his faith in the striker and he’s paid him back with goals. That said, it has been reported that Chelsea may look to bring the £35,000 per week striker back to Stamford Bridge.
Leeds have had a successful first season back in the Premier League, and with nine games left they are comfortably safe from relegation currently sitting in 11th and 13 points above the bottom three.
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