The Athletic reporter Phil Hay has revealed his confidence that Patrick Bamford will sign an extension to his Leeds United contract in the summer.
Bamford played a starring role in Leeds’ promotion to the Premier League, but there were question marks as to whether he was good enough to lead the line for a club at this level.
With the former Chelsea striker having scored 14 goals in 29 league appearances this campaign, he has answered virtually every question posed to him – emphatically.
Though his performances this campaign to date haven’t been enough to earn him a spot in the England squad, it looks likely that they’ve earned him a new contract.
While answering Leeds fans’ questions during a Q&A session for The Athletic, reporter Phil Hay wrote:
“In terms of Bamford, I’d expect Leeds to tie him to a new deal before next season starts. I’d be surprised if that’s a problem.”
That’s great news for Leeds and Marcelo Bielsa, assuming the latter sticks around. They will be looking to build on the squad they have and their achievements this term. Bamford is a key part in that.