QPR and Ranger transfer interest in Leeds United player revealed

Several clubs were interested in Jamie Shackleton this summer, but it appears that Daniel Farke has great plans for him at Elland Road. Local midfielder Jamie Shackleton, who played for Leeds United under Jesse Marsch in 2021–22, was permitted to leave last summer and join Millwall on loan.

The 23-year-old played 37 times for the Londoners in all competitions, but he wasn’t always a starting player for the play-off contenders, so his future was unknown when he returned to West Yorkshire this past summer.
Shackleton has so far been very helpful to new United head coach Daniel Farke in a variety of positions, making six appearances despite a flood of new signings in the positions he plays in. However, things might have been different for him this summer if clubs had intensified their interest in him.

Where is Jamie Shackleton's best pathway to future minutes at Leeds United?  - Leeds Live

So far though, Shackleton has been very useful to new United head coach Daniel Farke in a number of different positions, featuring six times already amid a raft of new signings in the areas that he plays in – it could have been all different though for him this summer if clubs had firmed up their interest in him.

What clubs were interested in Jamie Shackleton this summer?
Even though there was a permanent fee already pre-agreed in the loan deal to take him to The Den, Shackleton was only going to be considered as a permanent signing for the Lions if they were promoted to the Premier League.

As it happened, Gary Rowett’s side didn’t even make the play-offs after faltering in the final few weeks of the season, with Shackleton himself rarely featuring in the final two months of the season.

That brought him back to Elland Road over the summer, with his future under new head coach Farke very much an unknown.

There was a chance that Shackleton could have left though if transfer interest became more concrete for his services.

According to The Athletic, Rangers and Michael Beale looked into the possibility of taking Shackleton north of the border, adding to his contingent that played in the Championship last season which also included Dujon Sterling and Kieran Dowell.

Queens Park Rangers, Beale’s old club, also made a tentative inquiry for the versatile midfielder, but Gareth Ainsworth’s team was deterred by the fact that it would have required a loan fee to complete any deal. However, that potential transfer did not materialize.

Shackleton will continue at Elland Road until at least January, where he will be aiming to establish himself under Farke, as other clubs were not really interested in signing him.

What is the status of Jamie Shackleton’s contract with Leeds United right now?
Shackleton signed his most recent contract in August 2020, so there isn’t much time left on his term with the team he’s been a part of since he was seven.

Shackleton has less than a year left on his contract, which expires in June 2024. To earn a lucrative extension, he must perform well.

The choice might be taken either before or after Leeds’ division for the upcoming season is determined, but if United waits too long to extend his contract, they run the chance of losing him for free.

Was Leeds correct to keep Jamie Shackleton on staff?

It was appropriate for Farke to retain Shackleton around because he has historically performed well in the Championship and is a pretty nice option to have in a squad.

The 23-year-old might have left if there had been more substantial interest and offers over the summer, but he is usefully versatile and has already demonstrated this season that he can play a variety of roles.

There will be times when Shackleton will be helpful to Farke and Leeds because of his abundance of energy, which he can supply both in midfield and at full-back. He may have a lot to offer in 2023–24.






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