By Richard Parks
Leeds United fans took to Twitter to express their fears that Samuel Saiz and Pontus Jansson will quit the club in the summer.
Playmaker Saiz and centre-back Jansson are widely regarded as United’s two outstanding players and have been the few recent bright lights during a miserable few months, which continued with Friday night’s 3-0 Championship defeat at Middlesbrough.
They both played the full 90 minutes of the clash at a bitterly cold Riverside Stadium as Leeds were demolished by a first-half Patrick Bamford hat-trick.
With United six points off the final play-off spot with 11 matches of the Championship season remaining and ahead of the rest of the weekend fixtures, their chances of ending their spell in the lower league doldrums are evaporating.
Supporters took to social media to express their conviction that Leeds will be forced to cash in on Jansson and Saiz, just as they were with Chris Wood last summer.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Also gone will be Jansson and Saiz in the summer #lufc
— Lliam Brocksom (@lliambrocksom) March 2, 2018
We are a cash cow for owners who only look at the fans with £ signs in their eyes Jannson or Saiz next or both #lufc
— WHITESOLDIER (@whitesoldier62) March 2, 2018
The worst is yet to come friends. Jansson will go the PL, Saiz will also leave but we’ll re-sign Pablo to paper the cracks. Whilst Orta gets his little black book out and signs some more foreign numpties.
— Batesy (@BatesyLufc) March 3, 2018
Exactly. Maybe then it might be too late when Jansson & Saiz are sold because we are back to midtable with no striker who can get 20+ goals a season
— Aaron Cochrane ???????? (@aaroncochrane95) March 2, 2018
No chance were keeping saiz and jansson in the summer
— Aaron.Lufc (@AaronLufc12) March 2, 2018
Jansson and Saiz will be gone at the end of the season ????????
— Mel Wilko ???????? (@Mel_Denton) March 2, 2018
Heckingbottom will sort this mess out, but it’s not going to happen overnight. In a way it’s good now for him to see who he will keep and who will go at the end of the season. Hopefully next year will have a team who all want to be here and play. Think Saiz will leave and jansson
— Henry Spencer (@HenrySp48635920) March 3, 2018
Said it last week, feel sorry for the bloke as the players are the issue, quite simply not good enough. No chance of keeping Saiz and Jansson next season
— Andy Knapper (@AndyKnapper123) March 2, 2018
Season over. Goodbye Jansson and Saiz. Well done Victor Orta
— David Bowes (@daveybowes) March 2, 2018
Saiz and janson will be off in the summer
— Gareth (@evilturnip78) March 2, 2018
Saiz Jansson bye bye have a nice time in the premier league they are bound to go after this comedy act ???????????? #lufc
— Ayrton_Richardson (@BANTERSQUAD0701) March 2, 2018
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