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OFFICIAL: Bamford signs a long-term contract at Leeds

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Patrick Bamford has put pen to paper and committed his future to Leeds United following transfer rumours with Tottenham.

Patrick Bamford has completed signing his contract extension with Leeds United on Thursday. As a result, the striker will now see himself committing to a long-term deal at Elland Road that will last until 2026.

If you were unaware, Bamford joined Leeds from Middlesborough in 2018. Since then, the 27-year-old has been helping Marcelo Bielsa compete in the Premier League. The England international’s goalscoring show during the 2021-22 season secured Leeds the ninth spot on the table. 

Now with a long-term deal done and dusted, Bamford is eager to spend the prime years of his career at the club. He also has big dreams regarding the European qualification in the near future.

“It was something that was spoken about at the end of last season. I wanted to try and get it sorted as soon as possible before this season started,” he has told LUTV. “It dragged on a bit because of the Euros, everyone was busy. It took a bit of time but I’m really happy to finally have tied down my long-term future.”

“As a person, I’m always wanting to improve and am always chasing something else. It’s almost like we’re growing at the same rate. The club wants to get back to where it was, hopefully reaching Europe at some point. But that’s my ambition as well.

“So while they are matching, it is obviously perfectly suited.”

 “I always set myself targets and there are things that I would like to achieve before leaving football. And they [European football and an England call-up] are two of them.”

“But the main thing is to keep pushing on and being ambitious. And seeing how far we can get in terms of a team and individually.”