Leeds United fans have been reacting on Twitter after it was reported that young Legia Warsaw left-back Michał Karbownik could head to Elland Road for next season.
According to Polish journalist Tomasz Smokowski, as quoted by Sport.PL, Manchester City are in the hunt to sign Karbownik, 19, but are planning to send him on loan to Elland Road.
It is understood that Leeds and Man City are working together to bring the Poland Under-19 international to England because the Whites want him but cannot afford him.
Smokowski reported: “It would be a transfer on the principle: buy him, rent him to Leeds, and if he works out we will take him.”
Brazilian right-back Yan Couto has also been linked with Leeds in a similar way because the Whites were eyeing up the young Cortiba defender before it was agreed he would head to Man City on a permanent basis in the summer for over £13million.
Leeds, obviously, are not going to spend that money while they’re still a Championship club but Couto might yet head to Elland Road on loan.
This Karbownik story is a similar one and Leeds have been keen on Polish players in recent seasons with Kamil Miazek, Mateusz Bogusz and first-team star Mateusz Klich all joining them while Victor Orta’s been director of football.
But are Leeds fans happy with the possibility of Karbownik joining on loan from Man City?
Here is a selection of their tweets:
We will be in the same league as them next season so we wont need to loan young talent off them. The dark days of nurturing other players for their parent clubs are hopefully over
— Ryan Porter (@Ryanporter81) June 2, 2020
Afraid your wrong it’s not bielsa’s way to buy finished articles steady building over a few years is way forward.
— gnscloz (@gnscloz) June 2, 2020
Wow ,somebody else in the frame for the whole new squad revamp ,how many we selling ?
— yorkmikey (@yorkmikey1) June 2, 2020
Really quite happy top clubs want there kids to learn under bielsa. Brilliant! What a great outlook for Leeds.
— Jonny Regan (@JonnyRegan3) June 2, 2020
We don't want hand them downs if we get promoted thank you very much
— Dale Reid (@DaleSpeedyReid) June 2, 2020
We seem to be already in the silly season regarding transfer targets for next season
Harry Wilson- from Liverpool
Adolfo Gaich- £12m from Argentina
Charlie Allen – kid from Linfield
Cyle Larin – Canada
Michael Karbownik – loan from Man City
Juan Foyth – Spurs
— Doc (@333doc1) June 3, 2020
As you can see, it’s a mixed bag of reactions.
Some fans don’t want the club to rely on loanees but if there’s a permanent deal on the cards, why not press on and sign him?
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