Phil Hay hints it could be defender's last season at Leeds after club's decision


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Leeds United defender Gaetano Berardi is in the remaining months of his contract at Elland Street, and the membership are yet to start out contract extension talks with him.

The Athletic journalist Phil Hay claims the Swiss is the only player in such a state of affairs whom the membership are but to debate a new cope with, and he hints it might mean he is in his final season at Elland Street.

The trio of Stuart Dallas, Mateusz Klich and Pablo Hernandez started contract renewal talks having entered this season with a yr left on their deals, and the fact that Leeds haven’t initiated talks with another participant who was additionally in such a state of affairs speaks volume.

Berardi started the brand new season behind the centre-back pairing of Liam Cooper and Ben White within the pecking order after he spent most of last season on the remedy desk, however a six-week damage to the former handed him a chance towards Millwall last weekend.

The 31-year-old was sent off 14 minutes into the game – his seventh pink card in Leeds colors – but the choice has since been rescinded following a successful attraction, and he is expected to retain his place in the starting XI when Birmingham Metropolis come visiting.

The previous Sampdoria man has spent five years at Elland Street and his versatility has come useful beneath many managers, but his current damage and disciplinary data have made him dispensable, and he could possibly be on his approach out of Yorkshire next summer time.

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