On Monday, Leeds United revealed that midfielder Luke Murphy would return to Burton Albion on loan for the 2017-18 campaign after a successful stint at the Pirelli Stadium last term.
The 27-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan with the Brewers, scoring once in 18 appearances after struggling for football at Elland Road.
Murphy joined Leeds from Crewe Alexandra in 2013, and the midfielder made 111 appearances during his first three seasons at the club, including 103 appearances in the Championship.
He did not make a single league appearance for Leeds last season, however, and has again been deemed surplus to requirements ahead of the new campaign, which starts next month.
Leeds supporters, however, are confused as to why Murphy has been sent on another loan, rather than left the club on a permanent basis.
At 27 and with a host of Football League appearance, interest in the experienced midfielder would not exactly be short, but it seems that his wages at Leeds have put off other clubs.
— Leeds United (@LUFC) July 3, 2017
Why have we not just cut our losses and given him a free? Nice chap, just not good enough for a promotion push.
— Dunk (@DunkRed5ive) July 3, 2017
Why don't they dip in there pockets and buy him rather than just keep loaning him I would of rejected it and sold him no good keep loaning
— Ryan Shephard (@VivalaPudsey) July 3, 2017
why a loan?? Surely we can sell him for a fee? Good luck to him, hit and miss at Leeds.
— MICHAEL HODGSON (@hodgylufc) July 3, 2017
Why don't we sell if we obviously don't want him?
— Nathan Wright (@nathanleft) July 3, 2017
Why do we struggle to sell players? surely they had a good look last season and its time to buy if they wanted him again.
— John Sidney (@JonSidney) July 3, 2017
On loan for 2nd consecutive season. No matter what anyone thinks of him, my question is why isn't he just being sold? Cash in now… #lufc
— Brandon Yates (@BrandonYatess) July 3, 2017
Just sell him ?
— Mikey P (@mikeyplufc) July 3, 2017
Just sell him
— Ollie Flack (@FlackOllie) July 3, 2017
Just sell him, pointless really
— Ryan (@RyanHar92) July 3, 2017
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