Leeds United assistant Mick Jones has urged Robert Snodgrass to take up the club’s contract offer, claiming the winger would be safeguarding his career by staying at Elland Road.
Jones echoed the advice of manager Neil Warnock by calling on Snodgrass to remain with United next season and lead another bid for promotion from the Championship.
Leeds are awaiting an answer from Snodgrass after offering their club captain an improved deal which would make him the club’s highest earner.
Warnock is keen to build his squad around the 24-year-old, who has a year left on his existing contract, but the proposal put to Snodgrass is a final offer which United’s boss described as “very good”.
Snodgrass’ decision on whether to accept appears to rest heavily on the signings made by Leeds following their failure to challenge seriously for the Championship play-offs.
Jones said: “If I was his agent I’d be advising him to stay. He could go somewhere else and become a squad player. That can happen. Quite a few Championship players get to the Premier League and struggle to get a game.
“At Robert’s stage of his career I’d be telling him to stay here.”
Snodgrass is nearing the end of his fourth term at Leeds and is close to a 200th appearance for the club.