Luke Murphy is heading back to Leeds this summer after his extended loan deal with Burton expires, but Whites fans don’t want him anywhere near Elland Road.
Nigel Clough confirmed that Burton can’t keep him after getting relegated back to League One, but has said that he would put a call in to manager Paul Heckingbottom to try to convince him to give him a chance at Leeds.
Talking in the Burton Mail, Clough called the player “absolutely brilliant” and said he was good enough for Leeds, but fans think otherwise.
Murphy has made 111 appearances for Leeds since joining in 2013, but was frozen out and sent on loan to Burton 18 months ago.
He’s become a mainstay in their side, but was part of the team that finished last but one in the Championship, and that doesn’t inspire Leeds fans with any confidence.
They want better players than they currently have, not worse, and want Heckingbottom and Victor Orta to strengthen the side considerably over the summer.
If fans have their way, that won’t include Murphy.
Here are the best reactions from Leeds fans on hearing the 6ft 1 midfidler will be heading back to Elland Road:
He obviously doesn't realise how good Forshaw, Viera, and Phillips are. With Ideguchi and Klich to come in too, Murphy has no chance.
— Alistair Walker (@8ballali) May 10, 2018
So good that he got relegated this season
— Wen Moon (@SirWhenMoon) May 10, 2018
God no, how many chances can 1 player get. He has had 7 different managers and the majority have deemed him not good enough.
— John Foley (@JFoley48452400) May 10, 2018
😂😂😂 Murphy not got a cat in hells chance he’ll be 1st off the list of Central Midfielders to go he’d be 5th choice behind Vieria Phillips Idegushi Klich(if he stays) O’Kane(If he stays) nowhere near good enough for a top 6 push I’m afraid #lufc https://t.co/uZJKkAqzg2
— Benny 💙💛 (@BennyTaylsLUFC) May 10, 2018
— WACCOE 💙💛 (@WaccoeOnline) May 10, 2018