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Patrick Bamford has extended his contract despite a lack of announcement. Terms unknown but one-year extension expected.

Bamford was expected to have one-year remaining on his deal at the end of the season, but the FA intermediary transactions list suggests an extension.

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Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford has extended his contract at the club, despite a lack of announcement, according a report by David Ornstein for The Athletic.

The Football Association’s intermediary transactions list published in March which covers February 1st, 2020 - February 1st 2021 lists Bamford as having an “updated registration” and the report in the Athletic says that they have confirmed the Bamford’s contract was extended last summer, although the exact terms are unknown.

The news will be of comfort to Leeds fans everywhere, as Bamford has been so crucial for Leeds and him going into the summer with only one-year remaining on his contract would have been cause for concern. His 15 goals and seven assists this season would be sure to generate interest from other clubs, not that I think Bamford is wanting to leave, but this longer deal allows Leeds to set a price which won’t be matched.

The length of the extension is unknown, but it is likely to be a one-year extension as they are often written into contracts as an option. It is likely that the club had an option to extend by a year at their discretion, perhaps activated if the club were promoted. Despite this, I still would expect that Bamford would be offered a new deal in the summer with a significant pay rise to reflect his higher standing within the game now particularly if he is called up by England this summer. The squad size for the European Championship has been raised to 26 from 23 which will increase the Leeds number 9’s chances.

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