By Will Butcher

Leeds fans believe that their star left-back Charlie Taylor is not to blame after his agent reportedly handed in a transfer request on Sunday night.

The Yorkshire giants’ fanbase took to Twitter in support of the 22-year-old, instead blaming Taylor’s representative and Leeds owner Massimo Cellino.

Radio Yorkshire presenter Joe Rawson claimed on his personal Twitter account on Tuesday morning that Taylor’s agent communicated the player’s desire to quit Elland Road on Sunday night.

Taylor’s transfer request will alert a number of Premier League clubs who have been closely trailing the 22-year-old.

The Mirror have claimed that West Brom, West Ham and Middlesbrough are all interested in signing the £6million-rated defender, but new-boys Burnley are leading the race.

Most fans vented their anger at the Whites’ controversial Italian owner, while some believe that Taylor has been influenced heavily by his agent.


Leeds could look to sign England under-19 international Rico Henry from Walsall as a replacement for Taylor, and some fans believe this would be a good signing.

Leeds begin their Championship campaign on Sunday, as they travel to London to face Jimmy Floyd-Hasselbaink’s QPR.

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