The bids have began to come for last seasons top marksman in the Championship. Burnley had a £12 million bid rejected before a £17 million bid was also turned down from an unnamed Premier League club. Leeds aren’t interested in discussing these bids and Thomas Christiansen has said the striker will remain at Elland Road.
Christiansen has been asked on various occasions about the striker since the bids were confirmed and is confident Leeds won’t allow Chris Wood to leave the club. He says he risks falling down to second or third choice in a Premier League side rather than be the main man at Leeds United, something that took him over a year to do. Chris Wood hasn’t always had it easy at Leeds and eventually he found his feet, after scoring 12 goals in his first season he scored 27 in the league a year later, bids a case of more when than if in terms of them coming into the club.
Andrea Radrizzani has made it quite clear that he has money behind him and he won’t need to sell. New long-term deals for players have been a common occurrence over the last few weeks. Gaetano Berardi, Eunan O’Kane, Liam Cooper and Kalvin Phillips have all penned new deals from the first-team and Radrizzani doesn’t seem keen on allowing players to get near the end of their contract. Leeds will have to open talks with Wood if they refuse to sell him, the player will want more money if the Premier League have come calling and it’s only fair we raise his wages in that case.