According to reports, Leeds’ attempts to sign Kyle Bartley will be severely hindered if Swansea get relegated, and fans are not happy about it.
The absence of the departed Kyle Bartley and the injured Luke Ayling was devastating to Leeds’ defence this season, and fans were delighted this week when Ayling said he would convince the Swansea man to return to the club.
Bartley spent a year on loan at Elland Road, but returned to Swansea last summer where he has played just five times in the league this season.
The 26 year-old was a popular figure at Leeds and has been strongly linked with a return, but the report from the Yorkshire Evening Post claims that return is less likely if the Swans go down.
Carlos Carvalhal’s side lost 1-0 to Southampton on Tuesday night, meaning they now need to win their final match and hope Huddersfield do not pick up another point.
The Swans are likely to want to keep Bartley if they go down, and most fans are begging the club to show some intent and sign him anyway, while a few others are weighing up other options.
Either way, some of the best Twitter reactions can be found below…
Show intent and sign him regardless
— James Purvis (@JamesPurvis21) May 9, 2018
Don’t know why he would want to stay loyal to them. Used as a sub sparingly & not really wanted. Who would want to stay at a club like that. Could be captain at Leeds & first on team sheet
— Mip (@mipsical) May 9, 2018
Why don’t we make a real signal of intent and get him anyway
— Benjy (@Benni878) May 9, 2018
Why don’t we make a real signal of intent and get someone better!
— Paul Rose (@paulrose_pcpaul) May 9, 2018
Is there nobody else we can go for is this just a signing to get the fans onside
— Ian waugh 🎩 (@ianwaugh86) May 9, 2018