Leeds fans react as reported transfer target Kyle Bartley suffers knee injury

Swansea City confirmed on their official website on Monday that reported Leeds United transfer target Kyle Bartley suffered a knee ligament injury in his side’s defeat against Manchester City earlier this month, and Whites fans have been quick to have their say on the news.

The Yorkshire Post revealed exclusively on Saturday that the Yorkshire outfit have opened talks with the Welsh club about bringing the 6ft 4in centre-back back to Elland Road, following a successful season-long loan spell last term.

A deal for the 26-year-old looked doubtful when he signed a new contract to stay at the Liberty Stadium last August, but he has struggled for first-team minutes under current boss Carlos Carvalhal and has now suffered a potentially bad injury.

Leeds supporters, who have expressed their unhappiness with the man Bartley could replace, captain Liam Cooper, on Twitter, took to social media to give their thoughts on the injury update, and while one said signing him is “not worth the risk”, another disagreed and said “sign him anyway”.

Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…