Leeds United star 'preparing for summer exit' as pundit makes 'excellent' claim

All the latest news and transfer rumours surrounding Leeds United after their win over Bristol City.
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Leeds United are, at least temporarily, in second place after their narrow away win over Bristol City on Friday night. The Whites came away from the West Country with all three points thanks to a Wilfried Gnonto goal, leapfrogging Ipswich Town for now, with the Tractor Boys in action on Saturday.

The Whites have been through a busy schedule of late, but it gets no easier, back in action as soon as Tuesday night due to their FA Cup replay with Plymouth Argyle. In the meantime, we have rounded up all the latest news and transfer rumours surrounding Elland Road.

Cooper future latest

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One Leeds player who is said to be preparing to leave this summer is mainstay Liam Cooper. The long-serving Whites skipper will see his deal come to an end at the end of the season after a decade at the club.

The Athletic report that Cooper is not expecting an offer of a new deal but he will see out the rest of his time at the club. The veteran is not the first choice centre-back currently, but he remains an important member of Farke's squad.

Gnonto praise

Whites star Gnonto has attracted praise for his finish against Bristol City on Friday night. TalkSport pundit and former Burnley striker said on air via MOTNews: “It’s an excellent strike, isn’t it? He’s taken the ball, first touch he’s moved it onto his left and he just takes the shot on. The first touch set it up and then he’s put everything on it, great connection in the back of the net.

“He’s been given an opportunity tonight and that’s all you can do is say to the manager ‘I’m here if you need me, this is what I’m going to deliver, I’m going to score goals and create for others, but I’m going to be a threat’.” 

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