Joe Wainman said Patrick Bamford’s new contract is a massive piece of business for Leeds.
However, following weeks of discussions, the striker finally committed his future to the Yorkshire giants by penning a new five-year deal with the Elland Road club.
Bamford narrowly missed out on Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the Euro’s, but his excellent goalscoring exploits last season earned him his first Three Lions call-up for the World Cup qualifiers against Hungary, Andorra and Poland next month, joining Leeds teammate Kalvin Phillips in the squad.
Leeds have generally been quiet in the transfer window, making just a handful of additions, but Wainman recognises the importance of tying their main source of goals down long term.
He told Football FanCast:
“It protects an asset and it’s nice that he’s got a home and it will improve his game because he’s been all over the shop in his career.
“The fact that we’ve got him and he’s still doing bits, he got a couple of assists against Crewe and one against Everton. So, it’s massive that he’s signed a new deal.”