By Amir Mir
Leeds fans on Twitter are hoping their chances of signing Kyle Bartley have increased after Swansea confirmed their safety in the Premier League.
Crystal Palace beat Hull City 4-0 on Sunday afternoon which resulted in them going straight back into the Championship.
It also meant that Swansea will remain in the top tier of English football with Middlesbrough and Sunderland the others two sides suffering relegation.
Leeds fans were urging Swansea to give them back Bartley, who was on a season-long loan at Elland Road this season.
The 25-year-old is due to move back to his parent club after a highly impressive campaign under former Swans boss Garry Monk.
Centre-back Bartley was a key figure for the Yorkshire side as they narrowly missed out on finishing in the top six by five points.
One fan stated that ‘Bartley will become available now’ as the Welsh outfit are now going to stay in the Premier League.
As a result, the Elland Road faithful want Bartley to return to the club as they think it will now be easier for them to sign him.
Overall, the Leeds supporters were pleased to see Swansea stay up because it gives them hope of keeping Bartley.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Hopefully Bartley will be available now Swansea have stayed up #Lufc
— Marc Dodsworth (@dodders2306) May 14, 2017
Palace hopefully doing #lufc a favour re Bartley…
— Kestrel 🐦 🐦 (@BremnersLaces) May 14, 2017
Looks like Swansea are staying up. Could make it easier for us to sign Kyle Bartley 👀 #lufc
— YBI (@YeboahBelieveIt) May 14, 2017
— Right In The Gary Kellys (@RITGK) May 14, 2017
Now that hull are coming back down give us Kyle Bartley please Swansea #lufc
— mathew hibbert 💙💛 (@matteohib94) May 14, 2017
During his time at Leeds, Bartley played 45 Championship games for his Yorkshire club, wearing the captain’s armband for the majority of the campaign.
He has represented the Swans on 26 occasions added with the fact that he has played for the likes of Rangers and Sheffield United during his career so far.