Plenty of Leeds United fans have been reacting to a tweet that Phil Hay posted regarding Gaetano Berardi and his desire to retire in Italy.
If you’ve any grasp of Italian, good interview with Gaetano Berardi done by @BritishFootball. On his future, says he’d like to finish his career in Italy but is happy at Leeds. Contract decision will wait to the end of the season: https://t.co/bLKZ0FPjlC
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) March 21, 2020
Hay, then, decided to share with his followers that the experienced and versatile defender was happy playing his football at Elland Road currently, however admitted that he had a desire to finish his playing days in the Mediterranean nation of Italy.
Indeed, this revelation had some of the Leeds fans sharing some concern as they did not want to see Berardi leave the club anytime soon, despite his current contract situation suggesting a departure in the summer could well be on the cards with it expiring in a few months (as per TransferMarkt).
Supporters from the Whites’ faithful mentioned how he will go down as a cult hero, with many of them wishing him well for the future should he leave the Yorkshire outfit for Italy, although one fan admitted he would be ‘gutted’ if the 31-year-old were to make his exit.
Here are what just some of the Leeds faithful had to say…
I like Berardi and he has controlled his discipline this season and been dependable but will always be a live wire. He’s getting on as well (32 in August) so best for all both club and player if he’s aloud to leave when season finishes. Good luck to him.
— Matthew (@mattmcrae88) March 21, 2020
Will be gutted if he goes, crazy lad who bleeds #lufc
— Lee clark 💙💛 (@leenashley) March 21, 2020
If we go up I think it would be the perfect ending for him and wouldn’t be suprised if he went back to Italy knowing it was job done
— jamie whitfield (@whitfield_jamie) March 21, 2020
What ever happens to him he will always be a favourite at leeds, hes been a loyal servant to our club, and I wish him well for the future be it at leeds or anywhere else #ALAW
— Andy Tunstall (@TunnyMOT) March 21, 2020
Whatever happens will forever be a cult hero amongst the fans
— AH🏴 (@ftblarun) March 21, 2020
Mr reliable. Definitely keep him. We are still not guaranteed to go up.Bera would easily do another season or two in the championship and also a season in the pl.
— Name that tune (@austrianwhite) March 21, 2020
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