According to reports in the Yorkshire Evening Post, Leeds United are waiting to see if left-back Tom Pearce will accept the new contract he has been offered, and Whites fans have been quick to have their say on the situation.
The 6ft 1in tall left-back’s current deal is due to run out next month, and the Yorkshire Evening Post says that the club are set to confirm on Friday that he has been offered new terms to stay at Elland Road having become a regular in the XI towards the end of the campaign.
The 20-year-old made five Championship appearances in total, and scored his first senior goal for the club in the 2-1 win against Barnsley last month.
Leeds supporters, who have been fearfing the worst about the discussions between the two parties on Twitter, took to social media to give their thoughts on the story, and they were clearly unhappy.
While one said they “really would not be too bothered if he went”, another said “who does he think he is?”
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
If Pearce won’t sign then auction him off to the highest bidder. Let’s not make out like he is another Cook etc, he played a handful of games and is replaceable. Denton is there waiting his chance. Would like to keep this set of youth but Pearce has to want to stay!!
— Carl Murphy (@CarlM1979) May 18, 2018
He is off – sad state of affairs if that’s the case but that’s football
— Ron (@ronaallleeds) May 18, 2018
Pearce was going to be released you say? Hmmm
— Andrew Burke (@andrewMOT) May 18, 2018
Tom sign or do not sign – Leeds still have Tyler Denton IMO my first choice left back.
— Eddy Bowers (@eddywade) May 18, 2018
Really would not be to bothered if he went. Hasn’t shown enough to suggest he’s even going to be a decent Championship fullback, looks out of his depth.
— Jono Iles (@jonoiles6) May 18, 2018
Crazy to think leeds give him a chance when Everton shoe'd him out. He's had 3 good games for us back end of a miserable season now he thinks he's Cafu and can command premier league football 🤦🏻♂️
— Liam Hewitt (@chewyleeds) May 18, 2018
Really don’t understand this stance from Pearce. He played five senior games last year. Five. And that was only because our recruitment was awful. Who does he think he is? #LUFC https://t.co/95ZZUn0Tsm
— jd (@jackdudders) May 18, 2018