Leeds United 'hatch contract plan' ahead of summer transfer window

Leeds United are said to have a plan to keep one of their standout players this summer.
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Leeds United reportedly have a plan to keep one of their best players ahead of what could be a fascinating summer. Much of what the Whites do or don’t do this summer will depend on how successful their promotion bid is.

That applies to incomings and outgoings, and it certainly applies to the future of breakout star Archie Gray. The 18-year-old has been a sensation this season, playing a key role in Leeds’ impressive season so far, largely operating out of position at right-back.

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But with such strong performances comes interest from other clubs, and clubs Leeds will struggle to compete with. According to reports, the likes of Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Liverpool and others are interested in snapping up Gray this summer.

But it seems Leeds may have a plan as they look to ward off interest in their star youngster. According to GiveMeSport, the Whites are planning to hand Gray improved terms just months after agreeing a new contract with him. It’s claimed that amid such strong performances and interest from elsewhere, Leeds want to bring Gray’s earnings in line with the rest of the squad, given he will still have been on a youthful wage even with the latest new contract.

Despite his age, Gray’s importance to Farke’s side means he should be earning close to what the other key contributors are earning. And as far as Leeds are concerned, they would be better served overpaying the 18-year-old and keeping him than allowing his head to be turned by one of the big clubs reportedly interested.

The good news is that, for now at least, Gray maintains that he is happy at Elland Road and that it is ‘where he wants to be’ despite the evident interest.

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