Transfer rumours are coming in thick and fast as we head towards the mid-way point of the month.
One club that haven’t been exempt from these murmurs is Leeds United, and one rumour that has emerged recently hasn’t gone down too well with the fanbase.
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Indeed, Turkish press have stated that Leeds are interested in Emre Mor, but that has left a few members of the fanbase far from happy due to the fact he has links to Galatasaray.
Err Turk Gala scum no fanks, don’t want Emre no Mor (see wat I did there) 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
— JACK (@jacktheleedsfan) January 9, 2020
Again, can’t see that going down well
— James (@JamesWood501) January 9, 2020
Don’t want anyone from galatasaray
— Reggie (@TheOnlyPlace4Us) January 9, 2020
Huge ability and potential to be an amazing player. His attitude is atrocious and holding him back. As for the links to Galascum…it would be difficult I think.
— BielsaCarajo 🇦🇷 💙💛 (@carajo_bielsa) January 9, 2020
Anyone who knows Leeds United would know that signing anybody with connections to the Turkish club is an absolute no-go after two Leeds fans were murdered on an away trip to Istanbul 20 years ago.
It’s an incident that is still fresh in the memory of many supporters as the Elland Road faithful paid tribute to the two fans last season at one of their games.
This incident has led to a bitter hatred of Galatasaray that emanates throughout the fanbase, and they don’t take too kindly to any players that have links to the club.
There was absolute outrage when their former player Harry Kewell signed for the Istanbul outfit in the 2000s, and signing Mor has the chance of sparking a similar backlash.
The winger may only have played for the Turkish club for six months, but he is a boyhood fan, and the initial response on Twitter has been negative. Fans have stated that they wouldn’t accept the 22-year-old and that it wouldn’t go down well with the rest of the supporters which is completely understandable.
Signing a player with strong links to a club that is hated around the Yorkshire city would be absolutely tone-deaf from Victor Orta and Andrea Radrizzani, and it’s a move they shouldn’t even be considering.