Bailey Peacock-Farrell says he wants to stay at Leeds United, despite reported interest from Aston Villa, Everton and Sunderland.
Leeds United goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell has told BBC Radio Leeds that he is feeling the pressure of his contract situation, but says he wants to stay at Elland Road.
Peacock-Farrell, 19, came up through the ranks at Middlesbrough before joining Leeds at the age of just 16, and is tipped to have a bright future ahead of him.
Due to a long-term injury to backup goalkeeper Ross Turnbull, the teenage shot stopper has been used as Marco Silvestri's understudy for most of the season, even though he has yet to make his first-team debut for Leeds this season.
Despite that fact, speculation has been linking Peacock-Farrell with a move away from Elland Road. The Daily Mirror reported earlier this month that Aston Villa, Derby County, Everton and Sunderland are all looking to sign Peacock-Farrell at the end of the season, when his contract at Elland Road expires.
With a host of Leeds academy graduates such as Danny Rose, Fabian Delph, James Milner, Aaron Lennon and now Sam Byram all playing in the Premier League, Peacock-Farrell may have the chance to join them in the summer, if those clubs firm up their interest in him.
However, Peacock-Farrell has told BBC Radio Leeds that he wants to stay at Leeds, and knows the pressure is on him to earn a deal ahead of the summer.
"The pressure is on, but I've just got to perform well and hopefully see where it goes," said Peacock-Farrell. "It hasn't popped into my head at all, I'm just ready and able to play if I get called upon, and I want to be at Leeds United," he added.
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