Leeds United will look to start contract talks with Archie Gray soon amid interest in the 17-year-old from the Premier League.
The midfielder has broken through at Elland Road this season and has grown to become a key member of Daniel Farke’s squad. Gray has played 17 times across all competitions, starring both in defensive midfield and at right-back.
This breakthrough has caught the attention of Premier League clubs with Liverpool being heavily linked to the Leeds star.
The Daily Mail has reported that the Reds are preparing a summer bid for Gray in a move that could cost them over £40million.
Gray’s contract expires at Leeds in 2025, therefore, next summer would be the ideal time to sell him if a new contract cannot be agreed.
Football Insider are reporting that the Championship club are ready to do everything they can to keep their key star and hope to start contract negotiations soon.
A new contract would be the best option for Gray at present as he will not get regular football at Liverpool being just 17 years old. That is more important at this stage of his career as the big move will eventually come further down the line.
Liverpool have scouted Leeds United wonderkid Archie Gray “multiple times,” according to Fabrizio Romano.
On Friday, the Daily Mail revealed that Liverpool were interested in a £40 million move for the 17-year-old midfielder, who is able to play centrally or also at right-back, much like Trent Alexander-Arnold.
Gray started his first game for Leeds on the opening day of the Championship season and has become a fixture in the side. As a 16-year-old, he was named on Leeds’ bench for a Premier League game against Arsenal in 2021 but has now flourished under manager Daniel Farke.
Leeds are aware his contract expires in 2025 and would accept offers of £40m-£50m as a result. Crystal Palace and Everton have also been linked with him, but Romano claims Liverpool are leading the way.