Liam Bridcutt has been linked with Middlesbrough recently, but Leeds United hold the cards, if they want to keep hold of the central-midfielder.
Garry Monk is said to be keen on having a reunion with Bridcutt at the Riverside Stadium (The Sun).
However, Leeds should feel confident that Bridcutt will stay at Elland Road - rather than forcing through a move.
Bridcutt said only in March to the Yorkshire Evening Post that he was hoping to finish his career at Elland Road.
And unless his opinion has changed dramatically, following Monk’s departure, Leeds fans shouldn’t be at all concerned.
“I’m massively happy at Leeds. I’d love to stay at this club as long as I can and I would be happy to finish my career here," Bridcutt said to the Yorkshire Evening Post, just six months ago. “But that’s down to the powers that be and the president and the owners, really.”
Bridcutt actually didn’t show his best for at Leeds over the past campaign, but he remains an important player for the Yorkshire side.
Bridcutt is expected to play an important role for Leeds under Thomas Christiansen, with his passing ability likely to suit the 44-year-old boss’s preferred possession-based style.