Leeds fans have been reacting to the news that January signing Aapo Halme has returned from a foot injury, and it doesn’t seem like the signing was a very memorable one.
Aapo Halme, a 19 year-old Finnish centre-back, signed for Leeds in January for a fee in the region of £500,000.
The young defender was set to join Carlos Corberan’s Under 23 side with a view to join the senior side later on, but has been hampered by a foot injury he picked up in January.
Halme has been unable to even train since joining, which could severely hamper his chances of first team football next season. He has now returned to training.
Needless to say, Leeds fans are not particularly happy with Victor Orta’s recruitment strategy, as a remarkable amount of his signings seem injury prone.
Yosuke Ideguchi was another player signed in January with long-term plans, but the Japanese international has played just five times for his loan club Cultural Leonesa in the second tier of Spanish football.
Most fans are using the injury update to bash the club’s recruitment strategy, while others are just struggling to remember who Halme actually is.
Some of the best Twitter reactions can be found below…
We seem to be a magnet for sick note players, well done Victor Orta another useful signing
— Paul (@LEYTONREECE) March 20, 2018
I’ve never known so many injuries at the club
— boris (@Martinstrum1) March 20, 2018
Don’t even remember ?
— rocky (@lufc_rockstar) March 20, 2018
I think we only buy players with injuries!
— Dave D (@YorkshireDaveUK) March 20, 2018
Where do we scout our players from ? Bupa !
— marshall (@sales08988433) March 20, 2018
Can it just be coincidence how many new signings are a similar story?
— average lufc fan (@polish70) March 20, 2018
Totally forgot about this signing… ?
— Manny (@manraj_hayre) March 20, 2018