Luke Woolfenden, a player linked with Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United back in March, has officially made a decision on his future – and it’s bad news for the Elland Road side and other reported suitors.
According to TWTD, the Whites had run the rule over the Ipswich Town centre-back with a view to a summer swoop, along with Crystal Palace, Sheffield United and Queens Park Rangers.
Woolfenden was one of Ipswich’s best performers last season, making 36 appearances for the Blues including 31 in League One, which was suspended in March and eventually called.
While the League One playoffs are set to take place this month, Ipswich only finished 11th in the table and will remain in the third tier next season.
Rather than look to join a club higher up the pyramid, Woolfenden has opted to commit his long-term future to Ipswich, penning a new four-year contract.
Woolfenden has come a long way in a short space of time, which shows how quickly he is progressing and how good his attitude is.
At 21, he still has loads of potential, and at 6ft 4in he’s an imposing figure – all traits which suggest he’s got what it takes to become a star.
In January, when asked by the East Anglian Daily Times whether Woolfenden was worth £10million, Paul Lambert responded: “The way the modern game is? Absolutely, absolutely. Potentially what he could be, 100 percent.”
Should Leeds make the Premier League this summer, £10million may just be how much they’d have to be prepared to spend for the “exceptional” defender, given the ball is now in Ipswich’s court regarding his signature.