Leeds United fans have taken to Twitter to tell their club to sign Sheffield Wednesday forward Fernando Forestieri this summer.
The Yorkshire outfit are preparing for yet another season in the Championship following their play-off semi-final heartbreak against Derby County in midweek, but it seems as though the Elland Road faithful are already looking ahead to next term and what their team needs to secure promotion.
It is fair to say that the Whites often missed that creative player in behind the striker following the departure of Samu Saiz during the January transfer window, and the versatile Forestieri would certainly fill the void given he can play in the No.10 role or on either flank.
Having spent much of the campaign out through injury, the Italian returned for the Owls towards the end of the campaign and netted twice in their final four league fixtures – including a stunning long-range strike against champions Norwich City.
Leeds supporters clearly feel that the 29-year-old, who only has a year remaining on his contract with Wednesday, could do a job for Marcelo Bielsa given their comments on social media, with one saying “he’d love to play under Bielsa”, and another individual saying “he’d my number one target”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
I’ve said it all season and I still think it now. Surely this self confessed Bielsa lover is on the list of players we should bring to Leeds! Pure quality and let’s face it a right P**s Boiler! He’d fit right in that 10 slot ???⚽️ #lufc #mot #forestieri pic.twitter.com/aebi7CZTHn
— Lewy Pearce (@LewyPearce) May 17, 2019
Been saying the same mate we havnt had this difference maker since Saiz departed.Get Forestieri’s head right and he’s hands down the best 10 in the division.Who better than Leed’s and Bielsa to unearth his talents https://t.co/hgLiRXuKT2‘s a big yes from me.
— Liam Griffin (@liamgriffin36) May 17, 2019
He’d be my number 1 target
— Chris (@CGamb15) May 17, 2019
@andrearadri give bielsa his man
— carl smith (@carlsmith_88) May 18, 2019
Yeah agree be a good signing. Him and James would be a big statement
— Connor (@MarkoConnor27) May 18, 2019
Would be a great signing ?
— mightywhite92?? (@mightywhite83) May 17, 2019
He’d love to play under Bielsa.
— Chantelle (@clunn1989) May 18, 2019
Said that as soon as Bielsa came, he loves Marcelo. And play him 9 or 10, not out wide where he’s normally made to play !!
— Paullee1mal ?? (@Paullee1mal1) May 17, 2019