Former Leeds United midfielder Carlton Palmer has told Football FanCast in an exclusive interview that he expects teams to try and get Bamford out of Elland Road in the near future.
This comes amid reported interest in the 27-year-old striker, with The Athletic (via TEAMtalk) claiming that Liverpool are keen on a potential summer swoop.
Bamford has really impressed for the Whites this season, recently reaching the 15-goal mark in the Premier League after he scored against Tottenham to help inspire his side to a brilliant 3-1 victory.
And now Palmer is expecting clubs to have a good look at him as they try to bolster their squads.
Speaking exclusively to FFC about Bamford, the ex-Leeds player said:
“I mean, listen, clubs will look at him and think, ‘we could get him out for decent money and he’s a good squad player to have.’ “
The same Athletic report also states that Bamford secretly signed a contract extension last summer, keeping him at the club until 2023, so there is probably no reason for Leeds to panic.
But with Jurgen Klopp clearly a fan of the player, describing him as “exceptional”, this reported interest certainly does sound plausible.
Roberto Firmino has not been among the goals this season, so Liverpool may very well move for a new No.9 this summer.