By Jonty Banks

1st May, 2023 | 12:10pm

Danny Mills questions 'disillusioned' Leeds United amid damning Georgina Rutter verdict live on talkSPORT

Danny Mills believes the Leeds United fanbase will be “disillusioned” with the club’s fall from grace and questioned transfer activity this season.

The Whites’ winless run was stretched to five games in the Premier League after their embarrassing 4-1 defeat to Bournemouth on the south coast, leaving Javi Gracia’s side one point above the relegation zone with four games of their season remaining.

Speaking live on talkSPORT Breakfast on Monday morning (1 May, 8:45am), Mills delivered a damning verdict on the club’s transfer activity, including club-record signing Georgina Rutter, who has amassed a mere 234 minutes since his January move and failed to feature in the last three league games.

“I think they are a bit disillusioned,” Mills said on how fans would be feeling about the loss to Bournemouth.

“All the signings that have come in and haven’t really worked.

“They have spent an awful lot of money, there’s a lot of people asking questions. They have obviously brought Rutter in and it’s like, he’s not playing, you spent £35-£40million on a striker and he can’t even get in the team.

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‘You know, what does that say about it?

“They are reverting back to, and they are incredible servants to the club, Liam Cooper, Luke Ayling and they’re almost hoping Stuart Dallas will be fit at some point, Bamford obviously as well.

“I think many fans are very, very worried about the game yesterday, because that’s one of those games where you’re thinking, you have to do better, and I said, if Everton or Leicester get a win this evening, it will take it very difficult for Leeds to drag themselves out of it with four games to go.”


There are so many problems to sift through at Leeds United right now.

From the poor leadership at the top of the club from Andrea Radrizzani and Victor Orta, to the struggles of Javi Gracia in the dugout and all the way to the anonymous Rutter on the pitch, Leeds are a shambles right now.

When the club invested in Rutter in the winter window, there was much excitement that he would be the man who could fire them away from the relegation zone.

However, it has quickly become known that the 21-year-old isn’t ready for the pressures and physicality of the Premier League, and this begs the question, why did the club not see this coming?

When looking to snap up a striker to ease relegation fears, historically, clubs look for proven goalscorers who have done it in the Premier League before.

Rutter can’t be to blame for Leeds’ downfall, but the £35.5million could have been used to much greater use.

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