Leeds fans are fearing the worst over the future of Tom Pearce, despite reports the youngster will enter fresh contract talks this week.
It’s been a pretty long season for Leeds fans this season, but there has unquestionably been one silver lining – the rise of several young players.
Paul Heckingbottom replaced Thomas Christiansen in February and has come under plenty of criticism from fans, picking up just four wins since taking the helm.
If there’s one thing the ex-Barnsley man has got right it is his trust in youth, giving chances to impressive youngsters like Bailey Peacock-Farrell, Paudie O’Connor, Ryan Edmondson and Tom Pearce.
Peacock-Farrell and Pearce have been particularly impressive, and the club are now desperate to tie Pearce down to a new contract.
The 20 year-old full back’s contract runs out this summer, but he will enter fresh contract talks this week.
Pearce was an Everton academy player, and is reportedly attracting interest from his former club.
Fans have been reacting to the news on Twitter, and they don’t seem too confident they can hang on to the impressive youngster…
Be amazed if we keep him now
— Mark Devaney (@markwd1) May 14, 2018
The Pearce situ is a tricky one, they should have tied contract up 6 months ago and could have done so for a relatively small salary I suspect. Now he’s had 1st team exposure & other suitors they’ll probably have to offer him more than they want to in order to keep him
— Paul LUFC (@pistol1603) May 14, 2018
Another academy player we’ll lose 😭😭😭
— LesaLeeds (@LesaLeeds2244) May 14, 2018
Pennington has gone back to Everton and told them that Leeds are idiots for allowing a good player to run his contract down, so now they're in for him.
C'mon Leeds, sort it out.
— jamie croft (@CroftLeeds) May 14, 2018
Do not let him go
— tommi eccles (@TOMMiiYUP) May 14, 2018
Just get him signed, he's better than anyone you have got.
If he does not sign we all know who's fault it is and just because you didn't get two clubs relegated this season don't mean you can get us relegated next season PH, ORTA, KINNEAR, BRAVO, VIO AND RADZ
— David Kerr (@davidkerr2821) May 14, 2018
This is textbook Leeds
— M (@MLH3102) May 14, 2018
AR hasn't got a clue how to run a football club
— Bri (@bri0142) May 14, 2018
Thanks for your service with Leeds Tom, good luck at Burnley…..!
— Andy Bulleyment (@AndyBulleyment) May 14, 2018