'Shocking decision' - Leeds fans react as defender confirms Elland Road exit
By Will Butcher
Leeds fans have reacted on Twitter after youngster Jack Vann revealed on Twitter that he was to leave the club after 11 years.
The 18-year-old defender joined the club way back in 2006, but has failed to earn a new deal in the last year of his contract under manager Garry Monk and has instead been released.
Vann posted on his personal Twitter account, stating “it’s time for a new chapter” as his stay with the Yorkshire giants finally comes to an end.
After an amazing 11 years @LUFC it's time for a new chapter. A huge thanks to all coaches and staff past and present. Onwards and upwards????⚽️
— vanny_ (@vann_jack) May 14, 2017
Vann failed to make a single senior appearance for the former Champions League side but was a regular member of Leeds’ youth sides.
The Leeds’ number 38 closest opportunity to first-team football came this season, as he was promoted to the subs’ bench against Sutton United but didn’t make it onto the pitch.
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Leeds fans reacted on Twitter to the decision to axe Vann, with many criticising the decision as well as comparing him to fellow young defender Paul McKay.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Our loss will be someone else's gain..shocking decision..all the best jack
— thomas banks (@ThomasBanks1985) May 14, 2017
Don't understand this one. Great potential. Good luck in the future, pal.
— AlwaysLeedsUnited (@AlwaysLeedsUnit) May 14, 2017
Good luck Jack you got the ability – Like you said onwards and upwards , one door closes and another one opens -Best wishes Tony .
— Anthony Partridge (@Ajp54) May 14, 2017
Don't get this one especially with McKay not been released who's average at best
— jamie (@jamiepartridge3) May 15, 2017
Good Luck Jack. Shame we didn't get to see you do your thing for us at ER.
— Richard (@rj_mannion) May 14, 2017
All the best pal. U should never of been allowed to go.
— Gary Philpott (@gphilpott4) May 15, 2017
All the best Jack, would've loved to see you play at Elland Road, good luck for the future mate????????
— Callum O'Neill (@callumoneill44) May 14, 2017
Don't understand this. Good luck wherever you decide to go lad #lufc
— Mr M (@donnyleedsfan) May 15, 2017
Vann put pen to paper on first professional contract last summer, but has been unable to prove why that deal should be extended and will now be on the lookout for a new club.
In other Leeds news, fans have also reacted to this midfielder’s release on Twitter.