Patrick Bamford: There’s not been many times I’ve been as settled as I am

Patrick Bamford: There’s not been many times I’ve been as settled as I am

Striker on new deal.

Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford spoke to LUTV after penning a new contract at Elland Road.

Last season’s top scorer for the Whites has signed a five-year deal, committing his future at Leeds until 2026.

Bamford spoke of his delight on extending his time at the club and the aims for the years ahead.

“There’s not many times in my career as settled as I am now, so it was important for me to get this tied down and concentrate on the season ahead.

“Things started off a bit sticky, I had the injury and stuff and I didn’t click with the fans straight away, but once I did get into it and settled, I think I’ve improved no end under Marcelo Bielsa and I’ve really enjoyed my time here, I’ve built up the rapport with the fans now and I’m enjoying every minute of it.

“A big thing for any player is the belief of the manager, you have to repay that and put in the hard work as well and this club is a massive club, it deserves to be in the Premier League and we have to keep pushing.

“This isn’t the type of club that we are in the Premier League and we are happy, you’re always striving to get to that next step and that is important for every footballer as it keeps pushing you on.

“The club has shown massive ambition, we’ve improved year on year and ultimately Leeds have to aim to get back into Europe and it’s something we have to strive towards.”