Leeds fans react to £3.5m Peacock-Farrell deal
Leeds have reportedly agreed a £3.5m deal to sell goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell to Premier League Burnley – and plenty of Leeds fans are happy to see him go.
That stems from two root causes – the first is that some fans just don’t think he’s good enough. Counter to that argument is the fact that a Premier League side is set to buy him for a decent sum of money and, according to journalist Graham Smyth, Burnley weren’t the only top-flight side looking at him.
The second is what some fans see as arrogance after the 22-year-old delivered a ‘play me or sell me’ ultimatum to Leeds despite not being the first-choice keeper.
In fact, not being first choice was his main beef at the club, with Peacock-Farrell keen to keep his place in the Northern Ireland side.
Hopefully he’ll leave with the best wishes of the fans. The £3.5m can bring a decent replacement goalkeeper in, although some fans are still hoping it will be used to fund a striker and/or a centre-back. That seems less likely at this point in the transfer window, with manager Marcelo Bielsa showing no signs of wanting any more players before Peacock-Farrell’s departure.
Here are the best reactions from Leeds fans:
Happy to see him go. His arrogance at the end of the season was uncalled for. Any other incomings other than the keeper?
— 𝕊𝕚 (@SiAsquith) July 31, 2019
Can we not just promote Huffer or Miazek to Casilla’s back up, and invest in a CB 😩
— Tim Hoolahan 💙🤍💛 (@TimHoolahan) July 31, 2019
Good business. All the best to the lad. Now we need to reinvest this money on a solid centre half or a goalscorer. Preferably both.
— Patrick McCarthy (@padge86) July 31, 2019
Good price, considering isn't number 1, and 12 month contract left. Hope don't spend much on a keeper as Casilla will be No1. Hope it contributes towards a striker or CB though. #lufc
— Mitz 🏆 (@Mitz_KE) July 31, 2019
That’s a decent deal for Leeds. He has potential but a long way from the finished article and was in last year if his deal.
— Martin Collinson (@LUFC_Arizona) July 31, 2019