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18th Jan, 2017 | 3:42pm

Leeds fans react on Twitter to Delph speculation

By Matt Farr

Leeds have been linked with a shock move to bring Fabian Delph back to the club this month – and fans on Twitter were not overly optimistic at their chances.

Sports website TeamTalk reported on Monday that Leeds were considering a loan move for the club’s academy graduate and current England midfielder, as he struggles for a regular first-team role at Manchester City.

Delph has made just four appearances in all competitions under Pep Guardiola this season, and could be tempted to quit the Etihad in favour of returning to one of his former clubs.

The 27-year-old enjoyed two previous spells at Elland Road, spending a month on loan from Aston Villa in 2012, after beginning his senior career there.

After hearing of a potential reunion with Delph, Leeds fans took to social media to share their views.

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Here are some of their messages on Twitter:

Despite Delph’s lack of appearances for Manchester City this season, a return to Leeds does seem an unlikely prospect.

Pep Guardiola is likely to rotate his midfield options in the coming weeks, meaning Delph could get an opportunity to impress before any decision is made on his long-term future.

He missed much of the season with injury, but returned to the matchday squad for City’s Premier League defeat to Everton at the weekend.

He could make his first Premier League appearance since August when Guardiola’s men take on Tottenham on Saturday.

In other Leeds transfer news, after Garry Monk was in attendance at Barnsley’s FA Cup clash with Blackpool on Tuesday night, here are three players he could have been scouting.

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