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Report: Leeds keen to offer Bailey Peacock-Farrell new contract to stop him leaving on a free

Leeds United want to offer young prospect Bailey Peacock-Farrell a new deal.

Leeds United are set to offer young goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell a new contract, report the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Peacock-Farrell, 19, will be a free agent in the summer with his current deal scheduled to expire in June.

The youngster has been a regular on the bench in recent months as a back-up to Marco Silvestri.

He is though likely to see his chances of first team football dip when summer signing Ross Turnbull returns from injury next month.

Turnbull is on a two-year deal, so letting Peacock-Farrell leave, and then risking the veteran departing 12 months later would not be smart business.

The Daily Mirror reported last month that Aston Villa, Derby County, Everton and Sunderland are all looking at signing Peacock-Farrell when his deal expires, and Leeds would be wise to offer the goalkeeper a new deal quickly to avert his head being turned.

The good news is the stopper is currently keen on sticking around. He was quoted by BBC Radio Leeds last month stating: "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."

Unfortunately Sam Byram made similar comments before Leeds botched his contract negotiations, and the onus is on the club to make the youngster continue to feel wanted.

Desiring to offer Peacock-Farrell a new contract is one thing, but Leeds need to actually do it.

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