Leeds United will look to tie down Patrick Bamford to a new long-term deal this summer, according to Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Graham Smyth.
The Lowdown: Bamford excels for Leeds
The Whites had a number of star performers last season as Marcelo Bielsa’s side sealed a hugely impressive ninth-placed finish back in the Premier League.
It was Bamford who arguably shone more than anyone, however, scoring 17 goals and registering seven assists in the league as he led the line superbly.
The 27-year-old’s current deal expires next summer, so the need to extend his stay at Elland Road is pressing.
The Latest: Long-term deal in the offing
According to Smyth’s latest report, Leeds offering Bamford a new deal is ‘an item on the agenda’ this summer as they look to keep him at the club for the foreseeable future.
It is also mentioned that ‘one or two others’ could also agree new contracts which would then ‘reflect their Premier League status’.
The Verdict: No-brainer for Bielsa
Giving Bamford a new deal would make perfect sense for Leeds, with the striker such an influential member of this Whites team.
At 27, he is a player at the peak of his powers, and that should remain that way for a few more years, especially considering that pace isn’t a key aspect of his game.
The hope is that he will find a similar level to his excellent 2020/21 form for the foreseeable future, proving that he is far more than a one-season wonder at Premier League level.
In other news, Leeds look set to miss out on the signing of one player this summer. Read more here.
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Transfer Tavern experience