Andy Couzens believes that Leeds United will have already opened contract talks with star forward Patrick Bamford.

The strikers’ current deal runs out at the end of next season at Elland Road, but his 14 goals since promotion to the Premier League has raised his stock.

Couzens has claimed that the Whites do their business behind-closed-doors now, and something could be announced at any given moment regarding Bamford.

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Speaking to Leeds United News, Couzens admitted that the Whites won’t be foolish to let Bamford’s deal get close to expiring.

“I’m pretty sure talks will be underway already to get that sorted one way or another, Leeds do it behind closed doors now,” he said.

“We will find out about it via a Tweet, it will be as quick as that. I like that about Leeds. That is something we will be doing, Leeds will not be foolish enough to let him go – or let him run his contract down to let him go in a year’s time.”

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Has to happen.

Bamford has been unbelievable this season, and no one will have expected him to hit the ground running as quickly as he has in the Premier League.

His 14 goals have him around some of the best in the league, and only three behind Harry Kane and Mo Salah in the race for the Golden Boot this season.

The Whites talisman has also delivered six assists, the exact same goal involvements as Salah, who has been at the top of the division for years now.

Bamford is performing out of his skin at this moment in time, and this total transformation is more than worthy of a new deal.

There are no excuses to not open talks, and Marcelo Bielsa must make it a certainty that Bamford will be at Elland Road for the long-term, not just until next season.

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