Luke Murphy has admitted that his future at Leeds United is out of his hands at this current time, with the on-loan Burton Albion midfielder in the dark about his future, as reported by BBC Radio Leeds’ Adam Pope.
Leeds first moved to bring Murphy to Elland Road in the summer of 2013, but the midfielder has spent the entirety of 2017 on-loan with Burton in the Championship, with his current deal at the Pirelli Stadium running until next summer.
The 28-year-old’s contract with Leeds runs until the summer of 2019, and he has admitted that he is unsure if he has a future at Elland Road, describing that situation as: “Completely out of my hands.”
???? "It's completely out of my hands"
— Adam Pope (@APOPEY) December 21, 2017
Murphy has made over 100 appearances for Leeds, and was awarded a new contract at Elland Road in the summer of 2015, but since then has found his opportunities limited, particularly last season under Garry Monk.
Monk shipped Murphy out on-loan to Burton, and with the midfielder not appearing to fit into Thomas Christiansen’s plans ahead of this season, he once again linked up with Nigel Clough’s side – this time on a season-long loan.
So far this season, Murphy has featured in 21 of Burton’s 22 fixtures in the Championship.
Murphy might still have time on his contract at Elland Road, but Leeds have moved on without the midfielder and it would be a surprise to see him offered another chance in West Yorkshire.
The 28-year-old is doing well at Burton, and it has to be said that his long-term future is seemingly away from Leeds.
Whether a permanent move to Burton could be on the cards, remains to be seen, but Murphy could certainly find himself looking for new employers in the summer.
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