Warnock pleads with Snodgrass: Give me one full season to get Leeds up
Published 22:30 10/04/12 By Ian Edwards
Neil Warnock will meet Ken Bates this week seeking assurances Robert Snodgrass will not be sold in the summer.
Leeds boss Warnock is preparing for talks with Bates in the next 48 hours to thrash out the budget he needs to mount a serious promotion push at Elland Road next season.
And top of his priorities in negotiations with the Leeds owner will be to seek assurances that club skipper Snodgrass will be part of his plans.
Bates has slapped an £8m price-tag on the head of the 24-year-old Scotland international - who has just 12-months of his existing deal to run.
And he has refused to open negotiations over a new deal - raising fears Bates will cash in on his major asset in the summer.
But Warnock is desperate to keep the inspirational midfielder and build a team around him for next season.
“Snoddy is one player I would like to see at the club next season. We can build a team around him and that is what I want to do,” said Warnock.
“He is out of contract next summer and I have had talks with his agent about signing a new contract.
“I just want him to give me one full season to try to get the club promoted and if I don’t do it, I would be happy to have a clause inserted in any new deal saying he can leave for a set fee.”