Patrick Bamford makes decision over Leeds United future amid Tottenham Hotspur pursuit
Patrick Bamford has made a decision over his Leeds United future with Tottenham Hotspur in pursuit of the striker, according to the Mirror.
The British newspaper claims Leeds have been in talks with the 27-year-old over the summer, with his current deal set to expire in 2023 after the West Yorkshire club triggered an extension last year.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side are said to be keen to tie the Englishman down to new terms as they look to secure the futures of their most important first-team players.
Premier League rivals Tottenham have targeted Bamford as they look to “add another dimension to their attack” amid heavy Harry Kane exit links.
While The Mirror’s report does not include what the firm decision by Bamford is, it is reported that he had intimated he was happy at Leeds and feels at home at Elland Road, with the Whites hopeful he will turn is back on Tottenham interest.
Found his home
Bamford was a player famed for heading out on a series of loan spells during his time at Chelsea, and he had never spent more than a season and a half at a club until he came to Leeds.
He joined Chelsea in 2012, leaving in 2017, but during that five-year spell, he was loaned out to six different clubs, to varying degrees of success.
Bamford was finally sold to Middlesbrough in January 2017 and spent 18 months on Teesside before moving to the Whites.
Now, after three goal-laden campaigns with the Whites, Bamford is one of the most feared forwards in the country.
He’s the main man at Leeds and there’s no reason for him to make a switch this summer, certainly not to Spurs who can only offer Europa Conference League football rather than the Champions League or Europa League.
Expect an announcement in the coming weeks.
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