Marcelo Bielsa is rather stingy when it comes to offering his Leeds United players new contracts.

The Argentine is focused on imprinting his style at Leeds, in a bid to return The Whites to the Premier League.

In fact, the only contract handed out during Bielsa’s era as manager has been to Liam Kitching.

In fairness to the Argentine manager, none of Leeds’ senior contracts expire at the end of the season. But a handful see their deals expire in 2020.

Pablo Hernandez, Mateusz Klich, Gaetano Berardi, Kemar Roofe, Bailey Peacock-Farrell and Stuart Dallas have two years on their contract. But Bielsa’s focus should be on Mallik Wilks.

 

Wilks, 19, sees his current deal expire in June. He is already showing just why he deserves a new deal on loan at Doncaster Rovers.

Showing his versatility, Wilks is playing out wide as well as playing centre-forward. In 12 League One appearances, he has scored three goals.

His contract expires on June 30, and will be available to be bought by foreign clubs from January 1. If Leeds do not offer a new deal by the summer, he will be allowed to leave for free

Bielsa has got to offer the teenager a new deal one of his priorities. Wilks is showing versatility and an eye for goal at a decent level. But most importantly, Wilks has resale value.

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