Leeds United have confirmed the departure of Bailey Peacock-Farrell on the club’s official website and a number of fans took to Twitter to share their reactions to the news.
| #LUFC goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell has today joined Premier League side Burnley
— Leeds United (@LUFC) August 2, 2019
The Northern Ireland international will team up with Premier League outfit Burnley on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee, although the Whites are believed to have received around £3.5m for the 22-year-old.
As the Yorkshire Evening Post noted, Peacock-Farrell made his intentions clear over the summer revealing that if he failed to earn his spot back he may be forced to search for a new club and because he was entering the final 12 months of his contract, it meant Leeds were forced to act.
He started the campaign as Marcelo Bielsa’s number one as he made 29 appearances across all competitions, keeping ten clean sheets and conceding 32 goals (Transfermarkt). However, he quickly fell out of favour and was subsequently replaced by Kiko Casilla as the Spaniard became a mainstay in the team.
The ‘keeper becomes just one of a number of players to have left Elland Road this summer, with Sky Sports noting that Samu Saiz, Jack Clarke, Tyler Denton, Aapo Halme, Pontus Jansson, Liam Kitching and Mallik Wilks have already departed.
Indeed, as is the norm in the modern era, fans have leapt to Twitter to provide their immediate responses to the news that Peacock-Farrell is no longer at the club.
Many of them decided to mock the club for their business as they appear to be selling everything and anything they possibly could this summer.
Here are just some of their reactions…
— Right In The Gary Kellys (@RITGK) August 2, 2019
Any chance of any incomings or are we just selling everyone for bantz? #LUFC
— ROSSii (@MrROSSii1990) August 2, 2019
— Cam (@lufcam_) August 2, 2019
— Jack (@JSkorecki95) August 2, 2019
It’s like Black Friday everything must go
— Shaun Meakin (@shaunmeakin10) August 2, 2019
Don’t park your car anywhere near the stadium because they’ll sell that too.
— Jordan Thomas (@jordanthomas95) August 2, 2019
Last one out turn off the lights, if they’ve not been sold.
— (@MarkNunns) August 2, 2019
Quick fire sale…EVERYTHING MUST GO!!!
— Tony LUFC (@Tonylufc28) August 2, 2019
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