Report names two Leeds players in line for new contracts over new year

Leeds United's Samu Saiz during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Middlesbrough at Elland Road on August 31, 2018 in Leeds, England.

Leeds United are reportedly hoping to get round the negotiating table over the coming weeks and agree new contracts with a handful of stars.

Samuel Saiz of Leeds United competes for the ball with Mo Besic of Middlesbrough FC during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Middlesbrough at Elland Road on August 31,...

According to a report from the Yorkshire Evening Post, Leeds have their eye on extending the contracts of Bailey Peacock-Farrell and Samuel Saiz in the coming months.

The Whites have been very proactive with contracts since the start of last season, with the fans getting used to seeing a number of first-team stars extending their terms at Elland Road in a short space of time.

 

That has largely meant that most contract speculation has had little place at Elland Road in recent months. But Leeds are now planning to get back round the negotiating table in the near future, with Kemar Roofe's deal reportedly the priority.

However, the Yorkshire Evening Post adds that talks with Saiz and Peacock-Farrell are also on the agenda for the turn of the year. Peacock-Farrell's deal expires in 2020 and he is in line for a deal that is much more reflective of his prominent role under Marcelo Bielsa.

Leeds United's Bailey Peacock-Farrell celebrates his side's first goal, scored by Kemar Roofe (not in picture) during the Sky Bet Championship match between  City and Leeds United at...

Meanwhile, Saiz has an additional year on his deal, but the Yorkshire Evening Post suggests that Leeds are looking to reward the Spanish magician, who did not feature in Marcelo Bielsa's side's win at Wigan at the weekend.

The report adds that Mateusz Klich joins Peacock-Farrell in having a deal that expires at the end of next season. But the Poland international's future poses less of an issue with Leeds able to trigger an option that will extend the contract until 2021.

After a number of disappointing outcomes in the contract sagas that plagued the club during much of the Massimo Cellino era and - in Charlie Taylor's and Chris Wood's cases - the early stages of Andrea Radrizzani's tenure, it will please many Leeds fans that the club look set to remain proactive and keep the good feeling going.

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wigan Athletic and Leeds United at DW Stadium on November 4, 2018 in Wigan, England.

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