Date: 25th April 2018 at 11:58am
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By Richard Parks

Leeds United fans have taken to Twitter to express their despair at the reported pursuit of Everton defender Matthew Pennington on a permanent deal.

The Yorkshire Evening Post claim that the Yorkshire big hitters are keen to land the Toffees centre-back on a long-term deal following his season-long loan at Elland Road.

It is said that Leeds are exploring a permanent deal for Pennington but Everton want to extend his current deal, which runs until the summer of 2019.

Pennington dropped down to the Championship last summer in search of regular first-team action and has made 22 appearances during a mixed campaign.

He has featured more regularly in the second half of the season but has generally been the third-choice centre-back behind star man Pontus Jansson and skipper Liam Cooper.

Leeds fans have not been overly impressed by the contribution of the Everton player, claiming he makes too many mistakes and lacks the commanding presence to be the ideal summer signing for such a key position.

Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:

In other Leeds United news, it can be revealed that Andrea Radrizzani is ready to end the careers of 13 senior players at the club in a jawdropping cull.

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