Michael Cuisance has overtaken Rodrigo De Paul as the player that Leeds United fans want to see sign next.
And a move could be very close after Sky Sports journalist Fabrizio Romano said personal terms had been agreed on a five-year deal.
Later on Tuesday, Phil Hay reported that Leeds had reached agreement with Bayern Munich on a deal said to be worth £20m.
It’s fair to say that most fans didn’t know much about Cuisance before the player was strongly linked with Leeds but the buzz is real and plenty of people have talked him up.
Sky Sports pundit Michael Bridge said his contact in Germany had compared the youngster to Man United legend Michael Carrick saying, “Good vision, good technique, and someone who can spot a pass’. Very exciting.”
But, if Leeds fans are excited about the prospect of Michael Cuisance, spare a thought for the poor Bayern Munich supporters.
There are some who are distraught at the prospect of losing Cuisance, with one saying selling him was “absolute madness”.
Another said it would be seven years before Bayern won the Champions League again, with players departing and no one coming in.
One Leeds fan asked if he was “decent then?” The Bayern fan replied, “He’s incredibly talented”. That will do for us.
he's incredibly talented
— 𝐄𝐫𝐜𝐢 (@ercifcb) September 28, 2020
It’s an incredible turnaround for Leeds. 16 years in the wilderness and just three games into life back in the Premier League, and Bayern Munich fans are upset that we’re signing one of their best young players. It’s giddy times for Leeds fans.
Here are the best reactions from Bayern Munich fans…
how can you sell Cuisance, our biggest midfield prospect and the ONLY creative midfielder we have in the squad? HOWWWWWW? HOWWWWW???? What is actually wrong with our board man?
— 𝐄𝐫𝐜𝐢 (@ercifcb) September 27, 2020
Bayern is finished. Dont @ me
— Justin (@JustiinR7) September 27, 2020
Selling thiago… ok … letting coutinho perisic and odri leave without any other signs… ok and THEN after we lost 1-4 because we have a thin squad selling even more players… wow we need to do sth quickly
— Max Köhler (@freesty1er7) September 27, 2020
Another 7 year wait time before we win CL again.
— #Champions🇩🇪 (@BayernSZN) September 27, 2020
We are literally finishing 5th at this rate mam all of our squad will get injured because we don't have any players to rotate left🙃🙃😂
— Ray (@XRaystrikerX) September 27, 2020
I think our club doesn’t have the time and patience to wait for him to be a serious reinforcement … at this point we need more “ready pleayers” and maybe the transfer fees could help. I don’t know … very disappointing
— Dimi Simeone (@FCMelia2013) September 28, 2020
Lol, instead of getting three more players we are selling even one more player?
— exp (μ + (σ^2)/2) (@Asgard04928082) September 28, 2020
If he isn’t gonna play we might aswell get some money in and get someone who is ready now and will have a great impact from the bench
— seevarkamal (@seevar87878787) September 27, 2020
Hansi doesn't play him so might aswell cash in and get somebody good.
If not, then your question is a valid one.
— brazzo_masterclass™ (@KalleSZN) September 27, 2020
This is absolute madness, and can't be true
— Ramaz Chichinadze (@rmzchi) September 27, 2020
In other Leeds United news, BBC pundit: I haven’t seen a Leeds player with ‘this much promise’ for 40 years in his position