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.
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Date:Monday May 21 2012
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