Liam Bridcutt admits being in two minds when considering his Leeds future

The Sunderland-owned midfielder wants to stay at Leeds but also has other aims.

Leeds United loanee Liam Bridcutt admits he wants to stay with the Championship club next season - but also wants to play in the Premier League, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post.

That leaves the 26-year-old in two minds when it comes to his long-term future.

Indeed, Bridcutt is quoted as saying by the YEP: "For me, yes I’d like to stay at Leeds if the circumstances are right so every time I go out on the pitch, I’m playing for a place in the team and not just for this season.

"But I do want to play in the Premier League. I’ve been at that level before. Every club I’m at, I want to be aiming high and I want the club to aim high. If Leeds are willing to do that in the summer then I’d be happy to stay."

It seems a reasonable request and it's one many players have made in the past. Steve Evans seems to believe Sam Byram left United because he never considered them a promotion side.

At the same time, though, players like Chris Wood and Toumani Diagouraga have chosen Leeds due to their size and ambition.

What's important to consider for Bridcutt - and has been for many - is what happens after a player signs. Uwe Rosler brought new recruits in and was sacked within a couple of months.

If Bridcutt joins Leeds expecting Evans to be in charge next season, he may have to adapt quickly. The odds suggest something will change at United before long...

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