'We'll regret this' - Leeds fans react as second player exits in quick succession
By Abigail Withey
Leeds fans have taken to social media to express their mixed feelings about Liam Bridcutt’s exit from Elland Road.
The White’s announced the 28-year-old’s departure on Tuesday morning on their official Twitter account, less than just 24 hours after confirming Chris Wood’s transfer to Premier League side Burnley.
Bridcutt penned his deal with Nottingham Forest just days before his former club are set to travel to the City Ground for their Championship clash with the Reds.
— Leeds United (@LUFC) August 22, 2017
Fans have expressed their opposing opinions on Twitter with many supporters saying that the transfer was great business for the club while others said the Whites would regret losing their former skipper.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
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We'll regret this i reckon
— Joseph???????? (@JosephBrowno) August 22, 2017
Can't have one of your highest earners as fifth choice. Good luck to him
— Elgot (@MaxElgot96) August 22, 2017
Wasn't the same player after the injury for us but potentially could be a good signing for Forest. Good luck to him.
— Wayne (@waynelufc1) August 22, 2017
Good player but a big chunk off the wage bill for incoming players. Good business once again ???????? #lufc
— Lewy Pearce (@LewyPearce) August 22, 2017
Best of luck to him, think this will come back to haunt us though.
— Ben Cawley (@BenLufcCawley) August 22, 2017
not sure how I feel about this. still useful to the squad but suppose the money could be used better elsewhere, especially when 4/5 choice
— David J. Lowe (@SonicAngel2010) August 22, 2017
— Steve Morphet (@SMorph78) August 22, 2017
Was our best player season before last but struggled last season, probably due to not being fully fit. Good luck to him but not against us!
— Carl Hinchliffe (@CarlHinchliffe) August 22, 2017
Bridcutt moved to Elland Road on a permanent basis from Sunderland last summer following a short loan spell with the Whites.
While the midfielder wore the captain’s armband for a majority of his debut season with United, he was often left out of the squad by former boss Garry Monk towards the end of the season.
Although new boss Thomas Christiansen has made a number of recruitments over his first transfer window at the club, Bridcutt joins a host of other players to exit such as Wood, Jordan Botaka, Guiseppe Bellusci, Ross Turnbull and Charlie Taylor.