Leeds news: Report shares Bamford's stance on Liverpool links
Patrick Bamford has been left flattered by the links with Liverpool, but the Daily Mirror (12/5; page 59) reports that the striker wants to stay at Leeds United – while Marcelo Bielsa has also made a request of the decision-makers at Elland Road.
Like several of his teammates, Bamford has been a revelation in the Premier League. His strike against Spurs on Saturday was his 15th of the campaign.
And his performances are not going unnoticed elsewhere in the top flight. The Athletic reported earlier this week that Liverpool are admirers of the forward.
The Reds will surely look to sign a new striker this summer. And it seems that Bamford – who earns £35,000-a-week, according to Spotrac – may be one player on their radar.
The reports divided some of the Liverpool fans on social media. So there may be some supporters of the Reds who are pleased to hear the latest on Bamford’s future.
According to the Daily Mirror (12/5; page 59), Bamford wants to stay at Leeds despite being flattered by the links.
Bielsa meanwhile, has reportedly told the club that the 27-year-old must not be sold – regardless of how much Liverpool are prepared to offer.
TBR View: Bamford staying best for all parties
After coming in for a lot of criticism during his career, Bamford appears to be in a very good place at Leeds.
He is one of the first names on the team sheet for Bielsa’s men.
His improvement would suggest that he could go on and silence his doubters if he did move to Liverpool.
But given how everything is going for him at Leeds, leaving would be a roll of the dice from the forward.