Leeds fans react on Twitter as club tie up deal with 25-year-old
By Will Butcher
Souleymane Doukara has penned a new one-year contract extension with Leeds – but fans are undecided on Twitter over whether the attacker deserves to remain at Elland Road.
Doukara, 25, revealed in a press conference on Thursday that his deal had been extended to the summer of 2018, after he originally signed a three-year deal in 2014 following his transfer from Catania.
The Frenchman is currently Leeds’ second-top scorer this season under manager Garry Monk, scoring five goals but is a huge 22 strikes off 27-goal leading scorer New Zealand international Chris Wood.
Doukara proved pivotal last time out during the 2-0 win over Brighton, as his solo run saw Leeds win a penalty in the second half, which was duly dispatched by Wood.
Leeds’ number 11 has lost his starting place on the left wing in recent matches to Spaniard Alfonso Pedraza, who is currently on loan from La Liga outfit Villarreal.
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Fans have provided mixed reactions on social media to the news that Doukara has been handed an extension, but are undecided over whether they think the versatile forward deserved to remain at the club.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
— Rich (@B1GRich74) March 30, 2017
deserves it imo based on this season been a real team player and scored and played his part in crucial goals and performances
— Ron (@ronaallleeds) March 30, 2017
Scenes when Bellusci announced until 2022.
— Justin (@holsbolsOO1) March 30, 2017
Not good enough for where we want to be, has stolen a wage up till this season and refused to play. Not for me
— Yes (@V2Misery) March 30, 2017
I am glad, made a huge difference this season and coming off the bench to win the pen in last game #lufc
— DavidK (@DavidKershaw7) March 30, 2017
I trust Garry's judgement
— Oliver White (@OliWhiteMOT93) March 30, 2017
Doukara could be handed a start against Reading on Saturday after his impressive cameo display against Brighton, as the Yorkshire giants look to consolidate their play-off place.
Three points could see Leeds climb to third in the Championship table, if Huddersfield lose to Burton Albion.
In other Leeds news, Monk has delivered this verdict ahead of Saturday’s evening clash.