According to a report from Phil Hay at The Athletic, Leeds United is not expected to resume contract negotiations with Liam Cooper until the new year. Cooper, who joined Leeds United in 2014 from Hull City, has had a rollercoaster career at Elland Road, featuring in 270 games and even serving as the club’s captain. His future was uncertain over the summer, with his contract set to expire in a year, and potential interest from Saudi Arabia. Nevertheless, he remained with the club.
The latest update on his contract situation indicates that discussions were put on hold due to a foot injury earlier in the season. It is now unlikely that talks will restart until the beginning of the new year, at which point Leeds United will likely provide Cooper with a definitive answer about his future.
The decision regarding Cooper’s future at Leeds United remains uncertain, and the club will reevaluate the situation when contract talks resume later this year. Despite being 32 years old, Cooper remains an important and experienced figure at the club, having played nearly 200 games in the Championship. He continues to serve as the team’s captain when on the field, and he recently made consecutive starts in matches against Watford and Southampton.
It will be intriguing to see if other clubs express renewed interest in Cooper later in the year if his contract situation remains unresolved. His wealth of experience and the dwindling time on his contract may attract attention from potential suitors.