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Bielsa makes claim about Spurs target Patrick Bamford

Marcelo Bielsa has labelled Patrick Bamford one of the best strikers in English football but refused to comment on whether he is confident that the Leeds star will sign a new contract amid interest from Spurs – in comments reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Bamford’s future has become a talking point in recent times. Obviously, he enjoyed an amazing first season in the Premier League with the Whites, scoring 17 times.

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His form is attracting interest. The Telegraph claimed at the weekend that Spurs were eyeing the £7 million star as they look for further reinforcements.

The Telegraph suggested that Leeds were hoping to agree a new deal with the 27-year-old to fend off interest from North London.

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His current terms expire in 2023, according to the Daily Mirror.

Bielsa insisted that he will not speak about the forward’s future. But he did outline just how important he is to Leeds.

“Bamford is a very important player for us and one of the best strikers that English football has,” he said, as reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post.

“I ignore these details,” he added, when asked if he is confident that he will sign a new deal.

Bamford should opt to stay and sign new contract at Leeds over Spurs move

Moving to Spurs would be a tempting option for almost any player. And it seems likely that Bamford will at least consider whether he wishes to go.

However, surely a strong argument could be made that he should choose to stay at Elland Road.

Rightly or wrongly, Bamford is a divisive figure. The assumption about him is that he does miss a lot of chances.

At Leeds however, he has come through the stage of proving the large majority of his doubters wrong. And most accept that he is absolutely crucial to Bielsa’s system.

By moving to Spurs, he may have to start that entire process all over again.

And with Leeds potentially yet to reach their ceiling, there would surely be a feeling of unfinished business if he did leave anytime soon.

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