The January transfer rumours have started up already but there are plenty of Leeds United fans who are excited at being linked to Barcelona midfielder Riqui Puig on loan.
There’s a lot to be excited about.
- Barcelona player
- Barcelona player who ‘astonished’ Lionel Messi in training
- Barcelona player who Messi wants to stay at Camp Nou
- Barcelona player whose agent has earmarked Leeds for a loan move because of the way Bielsa plays
One fan said it would be “huge if true” while another said he was “incredibly talented”.
The 21-year-old can play in central midfield or in a more advanced attacking position.
He’s a dynamo – standing just over 5ft 6in tall – a current Spain Under-21 international and would certainly fit into a Leeds squad crying out for a new midfielder.
He’s said to have a ‘bleak future’ at Barcelona after being put on the blacklist by Ronald Koeman. However, it’s a loan move that the player is looking for.
One fan said that after Ben White, Leeds should only entertain loan-to-buy deals.
If that was an option, it would make a lot more sense to us. As it is, a straight loan would be hard to picture, given how Leeds have struggled bringing in players mid-season who haven’t had much first-team football. Jean-Kevin Augustin anyone?
However, one fan thinks this argument is counter-productive saying, “He’s still a wonderkid and we need a cm, I’d take him in a heartbeat and I’m sick of this being under everyone we get linked with.”
Here are the best of the reactions from Leeds fans…
— Matty💛💙 (@LUFCEclipse) November 23, 2020
He’s still a wonderkid and we need a cm, I’d take him in a heartbeat and I’m sick of this being under everyone we get linked with
— LufcCalum (@LufcCalum) November 23, 2020
It’s not that he couldn’t handle it, it’s just that at the current moment, given the familiarity of the starting 11, he would never get in, and even after adapting there would be very little of the season left
— H (@KingBamford) November 23, 2020
Not sure we could guarantee him to start every game but he's incredibly talented. Seen him play a few times and he looks very good, at the same time he's very small and not much of a physical presence.
— Ash Cook (@ashcook4) November 23, 2020
Id take him all day long but it isn't happening
— Jack LUFC💙💛🏆 (@JackLUFC1919) November 23, 2020
— Hamez Reddin 🏆 (@HamezReddin) November 24, 2020
Could be a great deal this, could be the key to unlock teams who sit back against us https://t.co/1TVHUdu7pj
— LUFC💙💛 (@joshuamoody7) November 24, 2020
OH! MY! GOD!!!!! 😍😍😍😍 https://t.co/5T5tguSdCA
— Stephen Mayhew (@Mayhew10Stephen) November 23, 2020
— Johnny 🇮🇨 (@JohnnyLUFC_) November 23, 2020
— 🏴𝙒𝙞𝙡𝙡🇬🇧🏆 (@KingdomOfKlich) November 23, 2020
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