By Noel Whelan

13th Feb, 2021 | 7:01pm

Whelan: New Bamford Leeds deal a 'Foregone conclusion'

Noel Whelan has claimed it’s a “foregone conclusion” Patrick Bamford will agree the terms of a new Leeds United contract.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Whites striker insists that the 27-year-old is loving Elland Road life after proving critics wrong with his top-flight goalscoring exploits this season.

As revealed by Football Insider, Leeds are set to hold talks over a new blockbuster contract for Bamford ahead of his current deal expiring in the summer of 2022.

Whelan is not expecting any issue over tying down the striker, who joined from Middlesbrough in the summer of 2018 for £7million.

Bamford is currently on a deal worth around £40,000-a-week, terms exceeded by big-money 2020 signings like Rodrigo and Diego Llorente.

He told Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge: “I think this will be an easy signature and an easy deal to do.

Subscribe to Football Insider TV now

“I can’t see any problems coming from negotiations, Patrick’s loving life, he’s enjoying it there, you can see it, he’s playing with a smile on his face, Leeds United are getting the best out of him.

“It’s a win-win situation. I can’t see anything that would stop this contract from happening, it’s a foregone conclusion in my opinion.” 

Bamford has started all 22 of Leeds’ Premier League fixtures this season and scored 12 goals as well as supplied six assists.

The Chelsea academy product is now being touted for an England call-up after previously playing for his country at Under-21s level.

In other news, Alan Hutton has spotted a massive change in Bamford’s game since playing against him at Leeds United.