By Harvey Byrne
Leeds have rejected a transfer request from left-back Charlie Taylor – and there have been mixed reactions from the club’s fans.
Taylor is the club’s current Player of the Year and he admitted he will not extend his current contract, which expires next summer.
However, on Tuesday evening the official Leeds website released a statement to say that a transfer request from their star player had been rejected and that he would not leave the club in the current window.
Some Leeds fans have reacted negatively to the news, believing that Cellino is cutting off his nose to spite his face, while others believe that the club’s strong stance on not allowing another key player to leave this summer would be more beneficial to the club than the money received.
Here are a selection of the fans views on Taylor’s rejected request:
It's Charlie Taylor not Roberto Carlos. Nobody is bigger than the club! #LUFC
— James Proctor (@JamesProctor93) August 2, 2016
Everyone saying we should sell Taylor seem to forget that we won't reinvest the money #lufc
— holly (@hollybuchan_) August 2, 2016
Personally as much as I want Charlie Taylor to stay. He's made it clear he wants to leave so best off selling him. #lufc
— Andrew Knox (@aknox158) August 2, 2016
What's the point in keeping Taylor if he doesn't want to stay, sell him and get Garbutt or Henry #lufc
— Andrew Harvey (@AndrewHarvey_) August 2, 2016
Whether Taylor goes or not, the issues with how Cellino treats our young players will still remain #lufc
— RichieRich (@MrJollyFucker) August 2, 2016
— Daniel Mallaby (@theemalldogg) August 2, 2016
Charlie Taylor wants to play for Leeds United. Charlie Taylor wants to play for a successful Leeds United that's not owned by Cellino #lufc
— Tom Huffinley (@TomHuffinley) August 2, 2016
Right decision with Taylor, see how team goes under Monk with new signings if we're way off by Xmas then cash in #lufc
— Jeremy Fullam (@JFullam_) August 2, 2016
Pleased we acted how we did regarding Taylor, he's the kind of player who will knuckle down when told and give his all regardless. #lufc
— Leeds Mad Lad (@Ieedsmadlad) August 2, 2016
Taylor has firmly established himself as Leeds’ first-choice left-back and made 42 appearances for the Whites last season, chipping in with seven assists.
It remains to be seen whether Monk will opt to use Taylor against QPR in the team’s Championship curtain-raiser on Sunday.
In other Leeds team news, Kemar Roofe has revealed that he has no fixed ideas about his best position.