By Will Butcher
Toumani Diagouraga is set to leave Leeds by Wednesday night – and supporters have taken to Twitter to give their verdicts.
The 29-year-old has attracted interest after being frozen out by manager Garry Monk, who has not picked the January signing since the opening day of the season.
Sports website HITC claim that Rotherham have joined the race to sign Diagouraga, after Rangers were credited with an interest.
Diagouraga’s potential departure is of no shock to Leeds fans, who expected to see the former Rotherham midfielder leave after falling down the midfield pecking order behind the likes of Liam Bridcutt, Ronaldo Vieira, Matt Grimes and Kalvin Phillips.
Here are a selection of their tweets:
— Derek Clark (@derekclarksport) August 30, 2016
@marshyleeds He's utter garbage. We have numerous players better than him.
— Wardy (@_wardylufc) August 30, 2016
— Ryan (@LeedsUtdRyan) August 28, 2016
— Barry Dunne (@BazDunne) August 27, 2016
— Ryan (@LeedsUtdRyan) August 23, 2016
— James Marshment (@marshyleeds) August 30, 2016
Leeds need to sell Toumani Diagouraga. Not good enough, proved that against QPR. #lufc
— The Fallen Giants (@FallenGiants) August 30, 2016
One fan is so happy that he believes Leeds’ feeder club, Conference North side Guiseley, could benefit from Diagouraga and captain Sol Bamba’s services.
@B_Wright97 Agree. Think a lot of Leeds fans would quite happily send Bamba and Diagouraga down there for them ?
— Sam Clark (@ItsSamuelClark) August 29, 2016
Combative midfielder Diagouraga arrived at Elland Road for £700,000 in January from Brentford, having played 244 times for the Londoners over seven years.
The former PSG youth player featured 19 times for Leeds last season and has less than two years remaining on his deal with the Yorkshire giants.
In other Leeds transfer news, this former West Ham man has been the subject of a rejected bid from the Whites.