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Exclusive: Pundit drops verdict on Leeds’ decision to tie Bamford down

Ex-Premier League striker Nigel Jemson has hailed Leeds’ decision to tie Patrick Bamford down to a new Elland Road contract.

The 27-year-old recently put pen-to-paper on a new five-year deal, which will keep him at Elland Road until 2026.

Bamford has been in fine goalscoring form for Leeds, scoring 43 goals for the Whites in 112 games. The striker was in good superb form in Leeds’ first campaign back in the Premier League, netting 17 goals and provided eight assists throughout the 2020/2021 season.

And Jemson believes its good news for Leeds that Bamford has committed himself to the club, exclusively telling Football FanCast: “I think just spreading a bit of good news, I think Patrick Bamford has just signed a new five-year deal there.

“I know there was talk of him, you know, if Kane did go that maybe he would be a replacement at Tottenham, but that doesn’t look like that’s going to happen now.”

Speaking to the Daily Mail on signing his new contract, Bamford said: “I know that Leeds want to get back to where they were and hopefully reach Europe at some point, and that is my ambition as well.”

After an impressive first season back in the top flight of English football, Leeds are looking to avoid a case of second-season syndrome by replicating last season’s success at the very least, and Bamford will no doubt be the focal point in Marcelo Bielsa’s attack.

Article title: Exclusive: Pundit drops verdict on Leeds’ decision to tie Bamford down

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