Some Leeds fans are already sick of this season and it hasn’t even started yet. The club has been linked with a whole host of players and other than the loan signing of Lewis Baker, most have failed to materialise. However, after missing out on both Angus Gunn and David Stockdale, the Whites could be set to Jamal Blackman on loan from Chelsea, according to The Yorkshire Evening Post.
Leeds United working to finalise loan deal for Chelsea goalkeeper Jamal Blackman as Angus Gunn heads for Southampton in a £10m move:https://t.co/iVuo4ULOoB
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) July 10, 2018
When it became apparent that The Whites wouldn’t be signing David Stockdale a lot of the Elland Road faithful were happy to see the club promote Bailey Peacock-Farrell to number one and make Kamil Miazek the club’s second choice shot-stopper. However, the club have now been negotiating for a second Chelsea player to sign for the Yorkshire club with Jamal Blackman looking set to join Chelsea teammate, Baker at Elland Road.
The fans are really unsure about this one though. None of them are doubting the talent of Blackman, but the fact that he’s being signed as the third goalkeeper the club has looked at says a lot for how their summer has been going so far. The fans can’t work out how even with a coach like Marcelo Bielsa they keep managing to let negotiations fall through. Things will have to pick up big time if they’re to have a successful season.
Here’s what the Leeds fans have been saying on Twitter:
Feels this is a panic. Why offer a guy the number 1 jersey when Bailey has earned it. I'd rather miazek got back up and Bailey was given the jersey
— Luciano (@LUFCLDP1989) July 10, 2018
Proper going for it this year
— TLH94 (@THuff1994) 10 July 2018
I don't understand why we aren't going for a more experienced keeper. Is he any better than BPF?
— steve bennett (@peartreemoto) July 10, 2018
So much for the chairmans promises if you shop at Aldi and Lidl the league will find you out lol
— Elite Airport 24/7 (@eliteairport247) 10 July 2018
Lots of finalising but never finalised
— PAUL (@leehouse46) 10 July 2018
It's like we'll take the scraps left over
— Tony Fitzgerald (@ScottTonyfitz11) July 10, 2018
From this, it’s clear to see that the Leeds fans aren’t having the summer they all thought they would be having.