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24th Dec, 2016 | 11:53am

Leeds fans beg on Twitter for defender to stay at the club

By Emma Sanders

Leeds fans have been begging Charlie Taylor to stay at the club on Twitter amid speculation the academy graduate could be the next starlet to leave Elland Road.

The Daily Mail identified the defender as one of Leeds’ hottest prospects and suggested he could be the next player to leave the club in January.

The 23-year-old has been a regular in Garry Monk’s side this season and has already notched up 25 appearances in all competitions throughout the 2016-17 campaign.

Rumours have been circling on social media that Taylor may opt to sign a new contract and that has given fans some hope.

Taylor has been with the club since the age of 18 and was one of the most highly-rated academy stars and made his breakthrough during the 2014-15 season.

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Here is a selection of the messages on Twitter:

He spent two years on loan at four clubs including Fleetwood, Inverness, York and Bradford before landing a regular place in the side under Monk.

The academy graduate can play as a left-sided midfielder or a defender and he has started every single Championship game this season at left-back.

His departure would certainly come as a blow to fans because he has proven to be an important member of the first team and has been crucial in Leeds progression up to fifth place in the league table.

The club are aiming to land a play-off spot in an attempt to battle their way back into the Premier League and if they were to achieve success, Taylor would be needed in the top flight.

In other Leeds news, fans react on Twitter to speculation linking them with Ashley Fletcher.