By Will Butcher
Leeds fans believe that their star left-back Charlie Taylor is not to blame after his agent reportedly handed in a transfer request on Sunday night.
The Yorkshire giants’ fanbase took to Twitter in support of the 22-year-old, instead blaming Taylor’s representative and Leeds owner Massimo Cellino.
Radio Yorkshire presenter Joe Rawson claimed on his personal Twitter account on Tuesday morning that Taylor’s agent communicated the player’s desire to quit Elland Road on Sunday night.
Taylor’s transfer request will alert a number of Premier League clubs who have been closely trailing the 22-year-old.
Most fans vented their anger at the Whites’ controversial Italian owner, while some believe that Taylor has been influenced heavily by his agent.
I'm not buying into the notion Charlie Taylor does not want to play for #lufc . he's had enough of MC hanging him out to dry.
— Lee Holdsworth (@jeeblufc) August 2, 2016
Can you really blame Taylor for wanting to leave? No. And there's one reason for that #lufc
— NorthYorkshireWhites (@NY_Whites) August 2, 2016
#lufc so Charlie's Taylor agents hands in a transfer request. Sell him , it's obvious Taylor doesn't want to stay. Agents wants his share
— Hagar the Horrible (@Hagar62lufc) August 2, 2016
Imagine blaming Taylor for handing in a transfer request without knowing the finer details, Cellino selling our assets again! #lufc
— Charlie Fletcher (@Cfletcherrrrrx) August 2, 2016
Why would Taylor want to stay at #lufc? Cellino has shown too many times he has no ambition otherwise he would of kept our best players.
— we all love leeds💙💛 (@sideb4self) August 2, 2016
Obviously Taylor's agent is wanting his pay cheque, let him go I say #LUFC
— Andy Firth (@AndrewFirth21) August 2, 2016
Leeds could look to sign England under-19 international Rico Henry from Walsall as a replacement for Taylor, and some fans believe this would be a good signing.
If we go for Rico Henry at left back I am sure Charlie Taylor will be a forgotten man very quickly. Lets assess when we start 1st game #lufc
— NigelOmonrojie-Smith (@NOS74) August 2, 2016
If Taylor doesn't want to stay, pack his bags and let's bring in someone like Joe Bryan or Rico Henry. #lufc
— Zak Allen (@Zak_Allen) August 2, 2016
Leeds begin their Championship campaign on Sunday, as they travel to London to face Jimmy Floyd-Hasselbaink’s QPR.
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