Leeds Twitter fans call on Monk to sign PL champion, player reportedly readies transfer request
By Will Butcher
Leeds fans are eager on Twitter to see their side move for Leicester City star Leanardo Ulloa after he reportedly considered handing in a transfer request.
Sky Sports revealed on their official Twitter account that the 2015-16 Premier League champion is weighing up quitting the King Power stadium.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) January 17, 2017
The former Brighton striker is currently behind the likes of England international Jamie Vardy and summer signing Islam Slimani in Claudio Ranieri’s side.
Leeds are in the market for a striker this month, as Garry Monk looks to lift the burden on top scorer Chris Wood’s shoulders as he continues to fire his side to Championship promotion.
The latest striker to be reportedly on Monk’s radar is Bournemouth’s Lewis Grabban, after the Mirror claimed on their transfer centre blog on Wednesday 11 January (9.20pm) that Leeds were keen.
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Leeds fans believe the rangy target man would be the perfect signing on Twitter, with many claiming that he would improve Monk’s side.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
— WACCOE1919 ⚽️⚽️⚽️ (@Waccoe1919) January 17, 2017
Could do a job #lufc
— Wayne (@waynelufc1) January 17, 2017
@LUFC beg we sign him ????
— Alexander (@pudsey96) January 17, 2017
come to leeds
— leeds, leeds are falling aparrrrrrtttt againnnnnnn (@saizandalioski) January 17, 2017
Ulloa apparantly handing a transfer request in or considering it. Defo worth a try at getting him ya reckon ? #lufc
— joe (@Joeleeds90) January 17, 2017
No action #lufc. Hoped we had our new attacker in by now. What about Ulloa?
— Roar Gustavsen (@roagust3) January 17, 2017
Ulloa handed in a transfer request according to sky sports ???? #lufc
— Jacob Blackett (@JacobBlackett9) January 17, 2017
Since his move to Leicester in the summer of 2014, Ulloa has made a total of 91 appearances for Leicester and scored 20 goals as well as providing eight assists for his side.
With exactly 50 appearances in England’s second tier, Ulloa almost has a ratio of one goal every two games with 23 goals in that time and that kind of goalscoring form could prove crucial in Leeds’ promotion charge.