It’s another summer of rebuilding for the Leeds United fans in the Transfer Tavern, who were hoping for some stability under Garry Monk.
However, that was not to be as he joined Championship-promotion rivals Middlesbrough and new ownership rather surprisingly appointed Thomas Christiansen as the new man to take the reins at Elland Road.
The Spaniard is hard at work to whip his side into shape and recent reports suggest he’s closing in on a loan move for Everton defender Matthew Pennington. The 22-year-old will link up with the Whites in Austria ahead of his year’s loan and the deal has sparked debate on Twitter.
With the defence a key issue for Leeds right now, fans online have questioned as to why the club are bringing in someone on loan, with many preferring a permanent deal for possible.
That being said, here’s a look at how Twitter reacted to the Pennington deal.
Need perm or gonna end up with another bartley
— Luke (@luke83m) July 18, 2017
We want aden flint not some school boy thats played 10 league games shocking.
— Spar7aN/BigFreddyKrueger (@_Spar7aN_) July 18, 2017
We don't want if defenders we want ready quality in, no point strengthening else where if we are not strong at the back
— Michael zeus 1158⚽⚽⚽ (@Lazmick) July 18, 2017
Strong point made about our defence this season vs last season. Pennington is a good signing but we need a big signing next to Jansson #lufc
— TLH94 (@THuff1994) July 19, 2017
What a sign Pennington is going to be! #LUFC
— Tommy Rowlands (@TrRowlands) July 18, 2017
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Although Pennington seems highly rated by many, I hope we sign a first team centre back and he's cover. Don't want loanees as staters. #lufc
— Fat Lad Jacko (@lufcjacko1919) July 19, 2017