Date:Monday May 21 2012
Leeds United captain Robert Snodgrass has laid down the challenge to the club by asking them to match his ambitions and prove they want to gain promotion to the Premier League.
The 24 year old has been offered a new deal by the club with one year still remaining on his current deal.
Leeds boss Neil Warnock wants to build the squad around his captain and he has promised him he can move on at the end of next season if the club fail to gain promotion.
Snodgrass however, says he is not ready to rush into a new deal and he wants to see the ambition of the club in the transfer market over the summer months.
Speaking today, Snodgrass said, 'I have another year left and they have offered me another contract and my agent is still speaking with them.
'I said that I wanted to take a few weeks away from everything, not make any decisions and we will start speaking in June.
'The decision doesn't need to be made right now.
'Being captain of Leeds United in the Premier League would be a dream come true.
'If anyone would have said that when I went down there as a 20-year-old, I wouldn't have believed them, I don't think anyone would have.
'But I am living in the real world. We didn't get there.
'If things change in terms of bringing players in and getting Premier League class and kicking-on then it's a no-brainer. You sign the contract and move on.'
Snodgrass has spent four seasons at Elland Road, making almost 200 appearances since signing from Livingston.
The Scottish international has been the target of Premier League Norwich City since last summer and he has seen former teammates Bradley Johnson and Jonny Howson join the canaries in the top flight.
Snodgrass is one of four players offered new deals at Elland Road before the end of last season and no one has committed their future to the club so far.
Aidy White is out of contract this summer and is being chased by Premier League Newcastle United and Scottish champions Celtic.
Adam Clayton has already been placed on the transfer list after negotiations on a new deal broke down and reports last week suggest that leading goalscorer Ross McCormack is also set to turn down his offer of a new deal.
So far, since the end of the season, Leeds have managed just the one signing with Jason Pearce arriving from Portsmouth.
Portsmouth teammate Joel Ward has also been offered a contract at Leeds, but he is currently weighing up his options with a number of championship clubs interested in the 22 year old.
Vital Leeds are the proud sponsors of the Thames Valley Whites Regional Supporters club
The fastest growing Leeds United supporters club in the South of England, with over 200 members since its formation in April 2009, travel to all games home and away.
The branch has pick up points at Basingstoke, Reading, Didcot, Abingdon, Oxford, Bicester and Banbury and will consider other pick up points on request.
Vital Leeds offers everything that a Leeds United supporter could wish for. If you can think of something and suggest it, we`ll put it on the website!
With news and views, along with a forum, polls and article comments, everything you need in a fans site is right here!
You can even win prizes, by posting articles comments, posting on the message forum and voting on the polls.
Vital is also 100% interactive. Not only can you have your say on the articles and the forum but you can also suggest an article or a poll so you can air your views.
So why not join Vital today?
It's easy to register here and enjoy getting involved
To visit the message board, click here.
This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Leeds .
Vital Leeds is now available on both facebook and twitter, so if you are that way inclined and more importantly understand all this new fangled dangled stuff, feel free to watch us, poke us or whatever else you are meant to do there!
Vital Leeds on:
Vital Leeds on:
Join Vital Leeds
It's easy to REGISTER HERE, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!
Date:Monday May 21 2012
LUFC McCormack desperate to hit 30 league goals (Monday April 21 2014)
LUFC McCormack to dent Forest play-off hopes? (Monday April 21 2014)
LUFC McCormack keen to stay at Leeds United (Monday April 21 2014)
LUFC Can Leeds chop down the trees? (Monday April 21 2014)
Leeds United v Nottingham Forest - History (Monday April 21 2014)
LUFC Williamson in charge of Forest clash (Monday April 21 2014)
LUFC On This Day - April 21st (Monday April 21 2014)
LUFC Leeds Loan Watch - April 13th - 19th (Sunday April 20 2014)
LUFC Team News: Defender a doubt for McDermott (Sunday April 20 2014)
LUFC Who was your Leeds man of the match? (Sunday April 20 2014)
|15. Sheff Wed||43||13||14||16||2||53|
|16. Leeds Utd||43||15||8||20||-8||53|
|Thorne Happy With Strike
» Derby County : 21/04/2014 12:00:00
|Vaughan Agrees Personal Terms.
» Forest : 21/04/2014 11:29:00
|Pugh: It's a must-win game
» Bournemouth : 21/04/2014 11:14:00
|Can Birmingham Finally Win at Home?
» Birmingham : 21/04/2014 11:07:00
|Leeds v Forest Match Preview
» Forest : 21/04/2014 10:59:00
|Preview QPR v Watford
» Watford : 21/04/2014 10:34:00
|Burnley v Latics - Big Game Preview
» Wigan : 21/04/2014 10:11:00