By Matt Farr

Leeds United director of football Victor Orta has failed to give assurances that the club can successfully keep hold of star striker Chris Wood this summer, and fans on Twitter are concerned.

The 25-year-old goalscorer was the undoubted star of the show for the Yorkshire-based outfit last season, scoring 30 goals in all competitions.

He almost singlehandedly spearheaded Leeds’ promotion charge in the Championship, only to see his side fall short due to a poor finish to the campaign.

But after Leeds were condemned to another season competing in England’s second-tier, doubts have been raised over the club’s ability to retain the services of their most prized asset.

However, with Leeds likely to face a prolonged battle to fight off interest in Wood, Leeds senior man Orta admits that “no-one can say 1oo per cent” that Wood will remain a Leeds player next season.

He said, as quoted by Yorkshire Evening Post reporter Phil Hay on his personal Twitter account on Monday: “I hope but in football no-one can say 100 per cent. I read that Chris is happy with the manager.”

But Orta’s comments have not been received particularly well by the Leeds United faithful, who took to social media to deliver their verdicts.

Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:

Interest in the prolific striker this summer is thought to be high, with several Premier League clubs reportedly coveting his services.

Daily Mirror reporter David Anderson claimed on his personal Twitter account last week that Premier League duo West Ham and Stoke were both “keen” on signing the prolific striker this summer.

In other Leeds transfer news, they have received several Premier League enquires for their teenager.

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