Loads of Leeds fans have been having their say on their centre back options, and they all agree they should go for Tottenham’s Juan Foyth.
Leeds dropped their first points of the season on Tuesday night, as the injuries continue to pile up at the back.
Pontus Jansson was ruled out of the visit to Swansea with a back problem, only for captain Liam Cooper to injure his hamstring in the warm-up.
Fans were already worried about the lack of depth at the back, and the fact that it has only taken a few games for the first choice pairing to get injured is certainly a concern.
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According to the Birmingham Mail, Bielsa is chasing Tottenham’s Foyth on loan, who has the athleticism and ball-playing ability to fit nicely into this new look Leeds side.
The 20 year-old has three top class centre backs ahead of him in North London, and the relationship between Mauricio Pochettino and Bielsa could facilitate a temporary deal.
Fans were already liking the idea of signing Foyth, but the injury crisis at the back has them begging for a deal.
You can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
— Daryl (@DarylRS29) August 22, 2018
Would be a quality signing, ticks every box that we are looking for
— Alex Wilcockson (@AlexWilcockson) August 22, 2018
— Ron (@ronaallleeds) August 22, 2018
And today please!
— Graham Bloor (@graham_bloor) August 22, 2018
Should be got whatever it takes
— David Kerr (@davidkerr2821) August 22, 2018
I hope so. Bless Ayling last night. Was all over the shop.
— Lewy Pearce (@LewyPearce) August 22, 2018
I’d definitely take Foyth right now. If we strengthen our defense, we have a very good chance of going all the way this season. Even in the scrappy match we had last night, we could have walked away as winners, if only our defense was more solid. https://t.co/Y6BpK9ncA6
— Petter-Andre (@petter_andre) August 22, 2018
Ayling is essential at right back. Anytime he is forced to play as a centre back weakens two positions. Shackleton did well going forwards yesterday but was suspect defensively and seemed to lack real pace. He’s not a full time option at right back. Another centre back is a must.
— Martin Collinson (@redskinsfanuk) August 22, 2018