Leeds fans have almost gone through the season and made it a year since Izzy Brown signed for the club, and for the most part, he’s been nothing but a handy edition for their U23 squad. In yesterday’s Championship final day, Brown was again left out of the squad and his signing has been questioned by the fans once again.
Brown is currently on-loan from Chelsea but is due to return to Stamford Bridge in the summer after an uneventful loan spell. At first, it looked like bringing in Brown whilst he was injured was a smart move as he would recover from his anterior cruciate ligament injury in time to have an impact in the second half of the season, although according to Phil Hay the now fit Brown just doesn’t fit Bielsa’s system.
Regardless of whether he fits or not, the on-loan attacker would have been a welcome addition to the squad yesterday. The Whites have had it tough with their attacking options this season as both Kemar Roofe and Patrick Bamford have struggled with injury and form, so his added goals would have been a massive boost to the squad. It just hasn’t happened though, and he’ll already be looking forward to his next loan spell.
You can read the Whites’ thoughts on Brown here:
The whole Izzy Brown situation needs to be brought to light, a very capable player at championship level, fit for months and with a squad full of injury’s he never got a chance? Why did we sign him in the first place
— Ian Maher (@MisterMaher97) 5 May 2019
Really disappointed with the Izzy Brown loan. Thought we’d signed a gem. Doesn’t Bielsa fancy him or is it more of a case of Brown not been able to get fit enough?
— Tommy Ellam (@Ellam9) May 5, 2019
Izzy Brown’s not even on the bench. What a worthwhile signing he turned out to be. We paid him to get a yellow card in his one and only 5 min appearance all season. #LUFC
— Nick Weston (@nickweston87) 5 May 2019
it’s good to know that izzy brown can’t make a team that isnt good enough to beat already relegated 24th place ipswich. so anyone want to tell me why the fuck we signed him?
— (@ellandread) 5 May 2019
Losing Saiz was a killer this season – aided by the fact Izzy Brown was one of the most pointless signings I think we have ever made.
— Thomas Bradley (@TBradley23) May 5, 2019
Izzy Brown is costing Leeds £100k per month.
These transfer bloopers need to stop.#lufc can't afford to be wasting money like that.
— Jonny (@cyclingjonny) May 5, 2019
On a different note, I would love to know what imput Biesla had in the signing of Izzy Brown. He doesn't seem to rate him at all. Real shame we didn't make a more meaningful signing in Aug.
— WJ (@jessop_william) May 6, 2019
There must be more to the terms of the Izzy Brown signing than we know!
— BeanTownBonkers (@snb7x) May 5, 2019
What was actually the point of Izzy Brown he’s played 10 minutes all season
— Ben Roberts (@Higgins1873) 5 May 2019
The Whites are desperate to avoid making future transfer errors like that that saw Izzy Brown sign on-loan and will hope Marcelo Bielsa can buy better this summer.
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