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…
I thought I had seen a quote from CC saying that Bartley's was very concerning. I was all for it untill this. Knees are different to most injuries. Knowing our luck he'll sign and just won't be anywhere near his prev levels/be out injured
— Jon (@JonShah_lufc) April 30, 2018
A one legged Kyle Bartley is better than what we have now.
— YeboahBelieveIt (@YeboahBelieveIt) April 30, 2018
He’s faking it to get us a better price. Just when i thought i couldn’t love him any more
— leah (@leahwallerx) April 30, 2018
Sign him anyway.
— CK (@ephemeraljoy) April 30, 2018
Should have been last seasons target but too expensive, not worth the risk now. The ambitious move would be for someone like Flint
— markcally (@markcally8) April 30, 2018
Like we don’t have enough injured players
— rocky🎸 (@lufc_rockstar) April 30, 2018
What is it with players linked to Leeds and injured. Just hope it's not serious and a deal can be done asap
— Lawrencehud (@Lawrencehud1) April 30, 2018
Don’t want him let’s look forwards
— Andy clapham (@AndylufcClapham) April 30, 2018
He won’t be coming too much of a gamble now
— David (@beaglelufc) April 30, 2018
Look elsewhere now … can’t take chances #roberts
— Rjw lufc 🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧 (@RichLUFCWallis) April 30, 2018