Leeds United fans have taken to Twitter to urge the club to re-sign Middlesbrough midfielder Adam Clayton in the January transfer window.
Clayton, 28, has struggled for first-team football at the Riverside this season after being outcast from the squad by Boro’s former manager Garry Monk.
The former Leeds midfielder, who left Elland Road in 2012, has made just one appearance in Middlesbrough’s last 12 fixtures and is not even managing to get on the bench.
Things may change for Clayton now that Monk has been sacked and replaced by Tony Pulis, but Whites fans on Twitter still believe that it is achievable for them to strike a deal with their Championship rivals to bolster the midfield.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
ST – Prijovic
CM – Clayton
LB – Bidwell/Henry
= Top 2 finish #lufc
— Joe 🇦🇷 (@JoeJames1996) December 28, 2017
— Neil Summers🌹 (@neilyboy1919) December 27, 2017
Clayton didn’t play for Boro or make bench today, wonder if that link to Leeds has legs 🤔🤔 #lufc
— Joe 🇦🇷 (@JoeJames1996) December 26, 2017
Big fan of Clayton, would like to see him come back #lufc
— Olly Wood (@Olly_Wood21) December 26, 2017
Would absolutely have Clayton back, quality player and had great distribution. Got to feel for Anita though #lufc
— Sam (@Snadd23) December 26, 2017
Clayton has made 14 appearances for Middlesbrough this term but has not featured in a winning side in the Championship since the 3-2 victory against QPR September.
Leeds already have a good number of central midfield options to the point where Thomas Christiansen has found it very difficult to give game-time to the likes of Mateusz Klich and Vurnon Anita – both of which were signed in the summer.
Japanese midfielder Yosuke Ideguchi is also widely reported to be signing for the Yorkshire giants in January, however he will be loaned out until the rest of the season.
In other Leeds United news, this Whites defender has admitted he may quit Elland Road in January and will hold talks with his agent.