Leeds fans react on Twitter as club reportedly to open talks with £8m-rated defender
By Alex Stevens
Leeds supporters have taken to Twitter to express their approval amid speculation the club will make a fresh attempt to tie Charlie Taylor down to a new contract.
The left-back handed in a transfer request during the summer but the Yorkshire giants refused to allow him to leave.
The Leeds’ 2015-16 player of the season has entered the final year of his Elland Road contract and could sign for a foreign club for free in the January window.
The Sun claim the Championship clubs are preparing to make Taylor a new offer to keep him away from the clutches of Premier League sides Bournemouth and West Ham.
This prompted Leeds fans to take to social media and urge the club to pull out all the stops to keep Taylor at the club as Garry Monk’s side aim to clinch a play-off place.
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Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Said it before but if we tie down Monk, Clotet, Jansson, Taylor, Mowatt, Sacko and Hernandez down we might have a decent future ahead #lufc
— Distracted Leeds (@DistractedLeeds) October 3, 2016
Leeds are trying to contact Charlie Taylor’s agent about resuming contract talks, can’t see anything happening though. #lufc
— James8303 (@James83303) October 2, 2016
#lufc Taylor is much happier with this team….insider info! Just thought id throw it out there
— Ironmanhunter (@ironmanhunter2) October 3, 2016
— Tom Kimber (@TomKimber_) October 1, 2016
— Andrew Burke (@andrewMOT) October 2, 2016
— Lars Kristian Werven (@Lawerve) October 3, 2016
The Yorkshire Evening Post claimed earlier in the summer that Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth were ready to rival Liverpool and West Brom for the signing of Taylor.
The Sun claimed it would take a bid of £8million to land the Elland Road academy gradudate.
Taylor has made the left-back slot his own at Leeds and has seen out the full 90 minutes in all 11 of Leeds’ league encounters this season.
The former Fleetwood loanee starred in Saturday’s 2-1 win as Leeds held off Yorkshire rivals Barnsley to secure a fifth win in six league and cup encounters.
In other Leeds news, the club moves a step closer to completing this £3.6million deal.