A host of Leeds fans have responded negatively to a transfer claim made by Phil Hay on Twitter.
The journalist took to the social media channel to respond to questions from certain segments of the fanbase, and he laid hints that Leeds were done in the window when it came to defenders.
wouldn’t surprise me if Bielsa sticks with what he’s got at CB. He’s a big fan of White
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) July 22, 2019
Leeds’ defending against Manchester United in their first pre-season friendly of their tour of Australia left a lot to be desired as they lost 4-0, whilst their only new arrival in that area of the pitch has been Ben White.
With Pontus Jansson also leaving, this update has left many fuming with the club for the direction they’ve taken.
One fan suggested that they should now wave goodbye to promotion as a result, whilst a further supporter was so gobsmacked all they could reply with was the word ‘wow’.
Another individual said it was mental considering the lack of depth in defence as one fan was concerned that White wouldn’t have a good enough partner.
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Director of Football Victor Orta already claimed this week that he thinks Leeds are 90% done in terms of the plan they had this summer.
Here’s the best of the reaction.
Wow. Just wow.
— jayjay82 (@jwh1982) July 22, 2019
Say goodbye to promotion… squad to thin once again. Nothing was learnt from last year which cost us!
— Matt Lawson (@Matt27Lawson) July 22, 2019
That mental considering it was plainly obvious for all to see that we lacked strength in depth at CB when we had injuries, KP and Berardi, Hale and even Ayling had to go there which led to weak midfield without KP and goals conceded. Halme I thought did a decent job but was sold.
— WeAllLoveLeeds (@AllLoveLeeds) July 23, 2019
Wasn’t white brought in as competition for Jansson and cooper though and not as a replacement?
— Bobby (@bobby_wilson1) July 23, 2019
But we only brought him in on loan, is there an option to buy? Could find ourselves in a Bartley situation again next summer
— Alex (@ASWilcockson) July 22, 2019
Agree, White looks class though think he needs a capable partner. Neither Cooper or Berardi were infallible last term. Neither was Jansson (not a big loss there)
— Matt Haynes (@MattHaynes06) July 23, 2019
That’s clearly mad & a reason we didn’t get promotion last year! Hopefully 1 of the youth players is good enough as back up cause I don’t think Berardi’s good enough personally!
— Grez Barker (@grahker) July 23, 2019
Both Cooper and bara can be liabilities at times definitely need a good strong cb white looks ok but haven’t played anyone yet .need experience,if we fail to get promotion this season manager goes radz skint back to square one.
— Markthewhite (@Markthewhite2) July 23, 2019