Leeds United have five players that are out of contract in June 2023, 12 months’ time – but which ones should be given a new deal? Here, we discuss which of the five should be rewarded with a new deal:

Luke Ayling – Yes, but a short-term deal

Ayling has embodied what Leeds have done over the last four years. He is a crucial part of the leadership group, and first-choice when fit. Yes, he turns 31 in August, but he should be given a new deal – perhaps, until June 2024.

Sam Greenwood – Yes, long-term deal

For the neutral watching us beat Brentford, you would have been forgiven for thinking Greenwood was a seasoned Premier League midfielder at 28. Greenwood is exceptional for a player of just 20. He needs a new five-year deal.

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Adam Forshaw – Yes, activate option

Tricky one this. Forshaw will be 31 in October. It might be best to wait and see with the ex-Boro star. But he does have the option to extend his current deal by another 12 months, and if he is happy to act as cover, then it makes sense.

Crysencio Summerville – Yes, three-year deal

Summerville’s attitude has come into question at times, and he was linked with Hamburg and Rangers recently. But the Dutch winger is capable of magic. Instead of tying him down to a Greenwood-type deal, perhaps just three years.

Leif Davis – no, loan and then release

Unfortunate for Davis, 22, who has spent time out injured once again. He managed just 15 appearances on loan at Bournemouth last term. He is yet to maximise his potential – so a loan for 21-22 and then a release is best for him.

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