By Callum O'Connell

16th Oct, 2023 | 11:10am

Daniel Farke to make ultimate call as Leeds United contract news emerges - Phil Hay

Stuart Dallas, Liam Cooper and Luke Ayling are set to see their Leeds United contracts expire at the end of the season, but the ultimate decision will be made by Daniel Farke, according to The Athletic.

Phil Hay shared that the trio who have amassed over 800 combined appearances for the club will have to wait, with a decision to be made over the next eight months on whether they will stay.

While they are no longer key parts of the spine of this Leeds side, Farke has spoken about the importance of experience in the dressing room, but other considerations will still be taken into account.

Letting the boss decide

For Farke to have the final say on contract decisions such as this shows the faith put in him by the club. Ultimately it’s his squad, and whether he deems it necessary to keep the Elland Road stalwarts will depend on his own desires and demands.

The influence of their leadership behind the scenes cannot be overlooked, and Cooper and Ayling especially have turned in some good performances so far this season, but that won’t necessarily be enough.

If the club are promoted at the first time of asking this season, they will be facing a difficult season in the Premier League. This could go either way in terms of the contract calls. Will they need their experience, or is the age factor playing against them?

It’s a big call for the boss to make, but he will know what his squad needs and will have an idea of what the future holds for the trio. It will be their own performances over the coming months that can convince Farke they deserve their spot at Elland Road.

In other Leeds United news, a journalist has ruled three players out of the Norwich clash already.