By Will Butcher
Leeds have been linked with former England international Leon Osman – and the Yorkshire side’s fans have taken to Twitter to express their delight.
The veteran midfielder was released by Everton last month after his contract expired and is on the look-out for a new club.
The Yorkshire Evening Post has reported that Leeds have missed out on the acquisition of Swansea City midfielder Leon Britton – and new manager Garry Monk may well have turned his attention to Osman instead.
Despite being 35, Osman still made nine Premier League appearances in the 2015-16 and 16 in all competitions. He scored one goal in the Capital One Cup against Norwich at the start of the season.
Monk is considering a short-term deal for the Toffees stalwart, and Leeds fans are delighted that the former Swansea manager is looking at such a high calibre of player.
Here are some of their messages on Twitter:
Please come to Leeds Leon Osman 🙏
— Joey (@JoeyEngland18) July 5, 2016
Osman omg wit a signing that would be #lufc
— Richard Sodeau (@richie1979) July 3, 2016
I'd take Leon Osman at #lufc in a heartbeat
— Sean G (@SeanyGee) July 3, 2016
Imagine if #lufc signed Leon Osman and Leon Britton.
Our sex would be on fire. 🔥🔥
— Tommo (@LUFC1992) July 5, 2016
btw we still need experience across the pitch, osman would be great #lufc
— Chainsaw Charlie.. (@GaryGuitarDude) July 5, 2016
Marvin Emnes not a very inspirational signing!! Leon Osman would be class tho!! #lufc
— Johnny F (@JF_LUFCmod) July 3, 2016
Leon Osman. Where's that one come from ? Right player for championship level. Definitely would take him #lufc
— Gary LUFC (@Gary_Calter) July 2, 2016
If it's true about us in the race for osman even at 35yrs old I reckon that would be a quality signing #lufc
— jamie (@jamiepartridge3) July 2, 2016
Id love Leon Osman here tbh #lufc
— Ryan Pinnick (@RyanPinnicklufc) July 2, 2016
Leon Osman is a perfect fit for Leeds. Need that experience #lufc
— Lufc 🙂 (@Mattgriff86) June 10, 2016
As you can see, Leeds fans are delighted that Osman’s name could start appearing on the back of the famous white jersey.
However, nothing is set in concrete as of yet and it is unclear whether the Elland Road side have made an offer for the former Derby County loanee.