Football insider Fabrizio Romano has been speaking about all things transfer-related, including the future of Patrick Bamford.
Do you want Leeds to give Bamford a new deal?
It is believed the 27-year-old is of interest at Spurs as they look to add to their options at striker, with the future of Harry Kane still unknown while Manchester City continue to push for the England captain.
The Leeds striker is in the final year of his current deal with the Whites and posted an impressive return to the Premier League with the Whites, which saw him net 17 times and provide eight assists (via Transfermarkt).
Discussing whether he can see the striker leaving Marcelo Bielsa’s side this summer on Tottenham blogger Matt Hayes’ latest YouTube video, Romano had the following to say about the 27-year-old:
“It’s one of the names they have on the list. It’s not a priority, to be honest, because [Dusan] Vlahovic is appreciated, Lautaro [Martinez] is appreciated. So it’s not the first name in the list.
“But I’m told that Leeds have no intention to sell Bamford. So they hope to keep the player and they want to keep the player, because they’re happy with the team they have, they want to add maybe one or two signings – and so, selling Bamford two weeks before the end of the window could be a problem for Leeds.”
TIF Thoughts on Bamford’s future at Leeds…
We find it very difficult to see how Leeds would be willing to allow Bamford to leave this summer for a number of reasons.
The main one comes down to him being in the final year of his current deal with the Yorkshire club. If they were to sell him now, then they would be limited as to what they could receive as a fee for him.
In addition, with just two weeks remaining of this summer’s window, selling Bamford would likely leave the Leeds board in a mad rush to find an adequate replacement for the striker who ended the last campaign as their top scorer.
Luckily for Leeds, Romano suggests Spurs have their sights set on other targets, so now would seem like the perfect opportunity for Leeds to tie Bamford down to a new deal.