JUST IN: Leeds United wishes to retain two of their outstanding players when the present contracts expire…

Daniel Farke’s team wants to keep both players at Elland Road this summer, but it will be up to them whether they agree to fresh terms to prolong their stay past the expiration of their contracts in 23 days, the outlet said on its website on Friday, June 7.

Leeds United stance on Cooper and Shackleton emerges

Following a season marked by ups and downs in the Championship where they failed to secure a regular spot in Farke’s starting lineup, both players will need to make the decision of whether or not they want to contribute more to the first team.

This information was released by Leeds following the release of their retained list, which confirmed the departure of several players and saw Sam Byram extend his contract at Thorp Arch by one additional year.

Has Liam Cooper agreed to a new deal at Elland Road and Leeds United?

Cooper’s departure from Leeds United seemed inevitable for a while, and the Scottish international’s victory in the Whites’ playoff semifinal matchup against Norwich City at Elland Road felt like a true farewell.

However, it now appears quite likely that the 32-year-old will still be a Leeds player come the next season. In the end, he must determine what matters most to him in his profession, even though the club wants him to stay.

Even if Pascal Struijk is anticipated to regain full health, regular first-team football under Farke will still not be a given for Cooper, and he may choose to sit on the bench for another season.

Shackleton might have to make a more difficult choice. He ought to be playing regularly at Leeds by now, but that doesn’t seem likely given his age. In the long term, moving this summer might be beneficial for his career.

It is hoped that both players would decide as soon as possible so that preparations can be made for the upcoming semester.

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