Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford wants to be an Olympian. The Whites frontman is hoping that an agreement can be reached that allows Team GB to compete in future men’s football tournaments. Great Britain will have a women’s team going for gold at this summer’s Games in Tokyo, but there have been male representation at just one event since 1960 – when London hosted in 2012.

WHAT HAS BEEN SAID?

Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford says he would like to play for Great Britain at the 2020 Olympics. The year-old says there are still discussions to be had between all the home nations. Bamford scored 17 goals in the Premier League last season as Leeds won promotion to the Championship.

BAMFORD AT THE OLYMPICS

Leeds united midfielder danny bamford was in attendance at the london 2012 olympic games. The former england under- international was watching usain bolt win his second 100m gold medal. He says he loves watching.

“RANDOM SPORTS THAT NORMALLY ON A DAY-TO-DAY BASIS, I WOULD NEVER FIND MYSELF WATCHING, BUT SOMEHOW BECOME REALLY, REALLY INVOLVED IN – LIKE THE GYMNASTICS, FOR INSTANCE.”

Bamford is also counting down the days to the start of the new premier league season against Manchester united.

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