The big news from the club today is that striker Chris Wood has been offered a new deal. The Kiwi striker is one of the most important players at the club and has been the source of a £16 million bid front Burnley in recent days.

Wood netted 30 times last season, 27 in the league and won the Player of the Year award with the club. The huge improvement followed on from a season where he struggled to find his feet at Leeds, scoring just 12 times in his first season after a £3 million move from Premier League side Leicester City. Burnley had an initial £12 million bid rejected last Friday, before Leeds rejected an improved bid of around £16 million on Tuesday.

Where Wood differs from other deals this summer is that he played in both games after the bids, hasn’t complained, hasn’t come out in the media saying he wants away and Leeds obviously feel like Wood wants to stay, as today they have offered him a new 3-year-deal. Wood is already the highest paid player at the club and the deal would see potential buyers put off even more than they are with Leeds’ current valuation of the player.

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