Leeds United official responds to Liam Bridcutt speculation

Leeds Bridcutt

Leeds United are reportedly interested in signing Liam Bridcutt from Sunderland in the summer transfer window.

Leeds Bridcutt

Leeds United chief executive Ben Mansford has explained to The Yorkshire Evening Post why it is difficult for him to speak about Liam Bridcutt.

According to The Yorkshire Evening Post, Leeds are interested in signing Bridcutt from Premier League outfit Sunderland in the summer transfer window.

The 27-year-old defensive midfielder played on loan for the Whites from the Black Cats for most of the 2015-16 season.

It has been reported by The Yorkshire Evening Post that Leeds and Sunderland cannot agree on a transfer fee.

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“Bridcutt’s successful loan at Elland Road last season prompted Leeds to seek a permanent deal this summer but Sunderland are holding out for a seven-figure fee in an effort to cover the cost of paying up the last year of Bridcutt’s £26,000-a-week deal,” states the report in The Yorkshire Evening Post.

Mansford has refused to comment on the speculation, stating that he does not want to unsettle any players at other clubs.

“I’d not like to comment on players who are under contract at another club,” Mansford told The Yorkshire Evening Post.

“It frustrates me to see players getting unsettled so it’s difficult for me to talk about Bridcutt."

Sunderland Bridcutt

Bridcutt created 18 chances in 24 Championship appearances for Leeds last season.

The Sunderland-owned defensive midfielder had a pass accuracy of 81% and a shot accuracy of 25%, and won 24 headers, 11 dribbles and 47 tackles.

Leeds endured a disappointing 2015-16 campaign and failed to finish in the top 10 of the Championship. The Whites, though, will be aiming to claim a playoff spot this coming season.

Bolton Wanderers' Liam Trotter in action with Leeds United's Liam Bridcutt

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