By Harvey Byrne

Kyle Bartley’s mum Maria Bartley has thanked Leeds fans and staff for making her family “so welcome” in Yorkshire this season after Sunday’s season finale against Wigan.

The 25-year-old centre-back rejoined manager Garry Monk at the Yorkshire giants in the summer on a season-long loan deal from Swansea.

He has been a key part to the successful Whites team and has played a huge part in the club’s seventh placing and many are now keen to see him sign for the club permanently.

Now, he could have played his last game for Leeds on Sunday in the 1-1 draw against Wigan at the DW Stadium and his mum has taken to Twitter to thank the club’s fan base for the “incredible” support received for her son this campaign.

Bartley played in 45 of Leeds’ 46 Championship games this season, only missing a 1-1 draw against Aston Villa in December.

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If he doesn’t return to Leeds in the summer then he may decide to stay at parent club Swansea, who helped boost their chances of Premier League safety on Saturday afternoon with a 1-0 win over Everton.

However, his close connections to Monk and teammate Luke Ayling could help Leeds tie up the defender to a permanent deal in the summer.

In other Leeds news, Pep Clotet has sent a message to fans after the draw against Wigan.

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