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Leeds fans react as Oriol Rey leaves Elland Road

Leeds United announced on Thursday that Spanish midfielder Oriol Rey had left the Whites to join Real Valladolid on a permanent deal.

Rey joined Leeds from Barcelona in 2017 but failed to make a single first-team appearance during his time with the English club.

The 21-year-old spent last season on loan with Spanish outfit Conquense and it has now been confirmed that he has joined Valladolid ahead of the 2019-20 campaign.

Despite failing to make the first team at Elland Road, the 5 ft 10 ace impressed for the club’s Under-23 side and actually earned a new two-year contract last summer.

The Spaniard was also on the bench for the first team in January 2018, before making the squad for a Championship fixture at the start of last season.

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Rey took to social media on Thursday to officially announce his departure and, as expected, the Leeds fans were out in force with positive messages for the midfielder.

A selection of the Twitter reaction to his departure can be seen below:

Article title: Leeds fans react as Oriol Rey leaves Elland Road

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