Leeds fans react to British record fee of Finley Gorman to Man City

By Joe Roberts

16th Nov, 2023 | 10:51am

'Shows we are second tier', 'Potentially the next Phil Foden' - Leeds fans react as Finley Gorman agrees record-breaking deal

Leeds United fans have reacted to the “daylight robbery” sale of Finley Gorman to Man City.

The 15-year-old has agreed the terms of a transfer to the Premier League champions for a fee worth potentially £5million including add-ons, which will break the British transfer record for a player of his age.

Gorman was seen as one of the Whites’ best young prospects after his exceptional performances in their youth sides and for having made his England under-16 debut this season while he was still 14.

The club are reportedly unhappy that Gorman has taken the leap from the Championship to the Premier League and attempted to keep him on the books but the allure of a move to the Champions League holders proved too much.

Fans have taken to social media to react to the youngster’s move and many feel that the Whites have missed out massively.

This fan claimed he would have been better off staying at Elland Road to get more game time.

One supporter admitted that would have been very tough for Leeds to compete with the juggernaut of Man City but feared that the club may have missed out on a “fortune” through the early sale.

One fan tipped Gorman to potentially become the next Phil Foden.

One fan was fuming at the fee City paid for the attacking midfielder, dubbing it “daylight robbery”.

This fan was far from impressed about the sale and feels Leeds are merely a farm for young talent.

One fan had their eye on Gorman’s potential future value and suggested the Whites could have demanded a huge fee for him if he continued his development in Yorkshire.

One fan suggested his move to City shows that Leeds are just a “second tier” club.

This fan expressed his happiness to Gorman for his huge move and noted that it was shrewd business from Leeds.

In other news, Leeds to open Archie Gray talks after Liverpool development.