Charlie Taylor confirms desire to stay at Leeds United, despite contract fears, mentions Lewis Cook

The left-back is about to enter the last year of his Leeds United contract.

Leeds United defender Charlie Taylor has had a fantastic season for the club and was recently named their player of the season.

The left-back has been superb this term, especially when considering that he suffered with glandular fever earlier in the campaign.

However, worries are emerging over his long-term future at the club. Taylor is entering the final year of his Leeds contract and Leeds fans fear another Sam Byram situation.

But the Yorkshire lad has been speaking to BBC Radio Leeds this week and he assured everyone that he would like to remain at Leeds this summer and push for promotion next term:

“Obviously I’d like to stay at Leeds and I want us to have a real good push and challenge for promotion next year.

“I think with a couple more signings, a few more things done behind the scenes, there’s no reason why that’s not too much to ask for.

“Hopefully I’ll still be here and (Lewis) Cooky and (Alex) Mowatt.

“I just leave it down to my agent and the club really and like you say hopefully it can get sorted out.”

The real issue seems to be Leeds inability to tie down their best prospects to long-term deals.

Lewis Cook, who Taylor also mentioned, is about to enter the final year of his deal whilst Bailey Peacock-Farrell’s expires this summer. Byram was about to run his down to expiration when West Ham swooped.

Leeds fans will not want that to happen with Taylor, who was recently linked with a move to Crystal Palace by The Guardian in January.

Hopefully Leeds can finally get his contract sorted soon, as he is a top talent who clearly wants to remain at Elland Road.

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