Leeds planning to reward in-form striker with improved contract
Leeds United are hoping to reward talisman Patrick Bamford with a new contract due to his impressive form, according to reports.
The Englishman has been great up front for the Whites this season and recently reached ten league goals.
His performances under Marcelo Bielsa have helped to silence critics about his ability to play in the top flight.
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Leeds chiefs are now planning to reward him with a bumper new contract, according to the Daily Mail.
The report states that Leeds want to meet with Bamford’s representatives to discuss a new contract.
They will offer him a big pay rise, increasing from his current wage of £35,000 a week.
The new contract will see Bamford extend his stay at Elland Road. He is currently contracted until June 2022, meaning he is free to talk with interested clubs next January.
Bamford scored the winning goal in Leeds’ victory over Burnley last month. He also provided two assists as Leeds thrashed West Brom 5-0 towards the end of December.
The striker played in the recent 3-0 loss to Jose Mourinho’s Spurs. He will be hoping for a return to form in their next Premier League game against Brighton on Saturday 16th January.
Speaking about his form recently, the 27-year-old said: “It’s a good achievement.
“I don’t stop now. There’s lots of hard work to be done but it keeps me in touch with the top scorers.
“It’s a big push. You’ve got to keep pushing and keep your targets high. Last time, I didn’t really play when I was in the Premier League.
“Attacking-wise, we are brilliant. Defensively, it’s the whole team. It’s a work in progress. We can’t be too unhappy with the start we’ve made.”