Two players with uncertain futures Leeds absolutely must keep

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Leeds have found some stability on the pitch - they need to maintain it.

The January transfer window naturally brings plenty of speculation - both to do with ins and outs.

The same applies for Leeds United in 2016 and the transfer talk, for now, surrounds two names in particular. In each case, United must do all they can to make sure the player in question stays.

Sam Byram

A tricky one - and the headline going into Leeds' transfer window. There's certainly a case for the Whites to accept a potential offer from a Premier League side; no owner - Massimo Cellino or otherwise - wouldn't consider the chance to make a big profit.

But football wise, keeping Sam Byram until the summer makes perfect sense. There is even a case to suggest it benefits Leeds financially. The 22-year-old has started to hit form at Elland Road and a solid run until the end of the campaign could raise his pricetag even further.

In an ideal world, United could keep Byram long term. But, if the youngster has to leave eventually, Leeds must do all they can to get the best out of him between now and the summer.

Liam Bridcutt

A slightly different situation, it appears no Leeds fan would disagree with the need to keep Liam Bridcutt at Elland Road. Here, it's simply a case of whether the Yorkshire club can come to an agreement with Sunderland and the midfielder himself.

The loanee has excelled when it comes to breaking up play in the United midfield and Leeds must do all they can to extend his loan, while seeing if he has a long-term future with the Whites. In Bridcutt's case, there isn't much more to it than that.

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