By Harvey Byrne
Leeds fans have aired their disappointment on Twitter after the club announced that Jordan Botaka would be leaving the club at the end of his contract.
The Yorkshire giants announced their retained list on the club’s official website on Wednesday morning, which saw goalkeeper Ross Turnbull and midfielder Alex Purver join Botaka among six names set to be released by the club.
There were not any surprise names in the list of players to be let go and none of the players featured in the league for Garry Monk’s seventh placed team this season.
However, sections of the fan base on social media were sad to see the departure of right-winger Botaka following the 23-year-old’s loan spell at League One side Charlton.
Some supporters seemed to be in agreement that the attacker wasn’t given a fair chance in the team, while others questioned why the club were pursuing a move to bring back Hadi Sacko while allowing Botaka to leave.
Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
— Ryan (@LeedsUtdRyan) May 17, 2017
Shame that because I liked botaka, never got a chance with us. Would like pedraza back as he's got real talent. Bartley is the priority
— jonny seinfeld (@whiteroseviking) May 17, 2017
feel sorry for Botaka, didn't look too bad when he used to play but was a bit like Sacko good luck @BotakaJordan
— Harryyyy (@HarrisonJM12) May 17, 2017
Rather have kept Botaka than Sacko and Pedraza but nah. Get rid of him after not giving him a chance. Stupid decision.
— Josh (@ohhmiijosh_) May 17, 2017
Botaka joined Leeds in 2015 from Dutch outfit Excelsior in the summer of 2015 for a reported £1million fee.
However, he struggled to break into the team during his two years at the club and leaves after just 14 appearances with no goals scored.
In other Leeds news, this Whites striker is unlikely to be playing for the club next season.