By Will Butcher
Brian Deane has criticised Charlie Taylor on Twitter after the Leeds ace refused to play for his side against Wigan on Sunday afternoon.
Taylor, 23, told manager Garry Monk that he did not want to play in the Yorkshire giants’ last fixture of the season, which ended in a 1-1 draw at the DW Stadium.
Posting on his personal Twitter account, former Leeds striker Deane questioned Taylor’s decision to stay at home, describing the left-back’s actions as “sacrilege”.
Some might say I'm a busy ex player but that is sacrilege,when did it become more important to make a statement by not playing? #lufc
— Brian Deane (@deanobri1968) May 7, 2017
Taylor has likely played his last game as a player for the Yorkshire giants, with his contract set to expire in less than two months’ time.
The Sun claim Premier League outfit West Brom are set to bring Taylor to the Midlands, with the price set at £4million for the Leeds academy product.
This season, Taylor has been in and out of the Leeds side following a foot injury that kept him sidelined between December and March.
The form of Gaetano Berardi has also seen Taylor’s appearances limited on the left side of defence, starting just 29 times this season for Monk’s side.
Making his Leeds debut way back in 2011 against Bradford, Taylor has now clocked up a huge 104 league and cup appearances and even won last season’s player of the year award.
But Leeds’ number 21 is now expected to leave in the summer transfer window, after rejecting Leeds’ approaches to renew his Elland Road deal earlier in the season.
Journeyman striker Deane played for Leeds during two spells, with the first coming between 1993 and 1997 where he scored 38 times in 169 games before returning for a season in 2004.