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Leeds player Patrick Bamford branded ‘ridiculous’ after making transfer claim

Leeds player Patrick Bamford has been branded ‘ridiculous’ after making a transfer claim that he will not leave his current club for five years.

Despite an inconsistent performance throughout the Championship 2019/20 season, Marcelo Bielsa has stuck by him by making him the main man up front, though has only scored 13 goals in 36 appearances.

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It has led to criticism from some sections of fans especially after Eddie Nketiah had his loan spell terminated, with the 20-year-old returning to Arsenal in January.

Interest in Bamford is set to ignite in the summer with a number of clubs eyeing him up.

His contract expires in two years time so the Whites may look to cash in while they have the chance.

But the former Chelsea star has insisted he is going nowhere and wants to stay at Elland Road for the next five years.

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He said: “I don’t think I’ve ever been at a club and been as settled in terms of the area, I’m close to my family, I love the club, the training ground, I love the lads.

“Everything about it is perfect.

“So for me I would be delighted to be here for the foreseeable future in terms of the next five years and see what we can achieve.”

However, outspoken former Leeds striker Noel Whelan has rubbished his claims, saying it is impossible to promise where you will be in five years time.

“To say five years in a football environment is ridiculous,” he told Football Insider.

“Most people do not stay at a football club these days longer than three.

“I do not think Patrick should look any further than this coming season.

“Finish this one-off and he has earned the right to start the next one even if we are in the Premier League.

“He knows he needs to improve his goalscoring but his work rate has been exceptional. It has been invaluable.

“If they go up Leeds will be looking to strengthen and he will have to up his game because he is going to have competition.

“Five years ahead? You cannot do that. No one knows what is happening next season. One year is long in a football environment.”

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  1. Tony Turner

    14th May 2020 at 9:34 am

    He didn’t say he would be there 5 years, just said he would be delighted to be there for 5 years, massive difference. Whelan should learn the difference has lockdown come to this making a story out of someone’s comments.
    Get a grip of life.

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