By Will Butcher
Charlie Taylor has revealed that he might not be at Leeds when the transfer window shuts next week.
The 22-year-old left-back’s future is in doubt as he has just 12 months remaining on his Elland Road deal and had a transfer request rejected at the start of the month.
In quotes published by the Yorkshire Post, Taylor delivered the bombshell that he doesn’t know if he will still be with the club he signed for as a boy.
Asked if he expects to be at Leeds after the transfer window deadline passes, Taylor said: “I am not sure. Obviously I am contracted until the end of this season, so if they (Leeds) do not want to sell me, then I am under contract.
“I think once the transfer window is closed, then I will either not be at Leeds or definitely be at Leeds and I think then I can get my head around the fact either way whatever happens.”
Leeds appear determined to hang on to the academy graduate until at least the January window, which is when they sold his former team-mate Sam Byram earlier this year.
The two have the same agent, Colin Pomford. He is known not to get on with Leeds owner Massimo Cellino, which has had an impact on both players’ contract talks with the Whites.
The left-back has started all five of Leeds games this season, and has firmly established himself as Leeds’ first-choice left-back. He made 42 appearances for the Championship outfit last season, chipping in with seven assists.
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