Championship

More frustrating transfer reports emerge for despondent Leeds fans

Leeds United will want to quickly forget this season’s underwhelming Championship campaign, and the fans in the Transfer Tavern will want to see a number of additions being brought into the side this summer.

The Whites, however, may have just suffered a setback in pursuit of one of their transfer targets, as Swansea City manager Carlos Carvalhal has quashed speculation that Kyle Bartley could return to the club, as per Wales Online.

The defender is thought to be high on the Championship outfit’s wish list, as they want to bring him back for a second spell after impressing for the Whites last year in their run to seventh place in the second tier.

Yet Wales Online are reporting that the Swans boss had not heard of the rumours before, and was not prepared to discuss anything about the futures of anyone at his club.

He told Wales Online: ‘It is the same, everything about players for next season is speculation as I have not spoken about it and I will not comment on that especially at this moment where we have more important things to do.’

And these comments are unlikely to delight our resident Leeds fans, many of whom are pretty despondent already following a disappointing campaign from their side, and this frustrating update is unlikely to fill them with joy either.

Landlord’s Verdict: The Leeds fans in the Tavern will be disappointed with the news coming out from the Swansea manager about Bartley’s future, with it appearing that it could be unlikely that he will be leaving the Liberty Stadium in the summer.

Bartley was hugely impressive for the Whites last season in their run to seventh place in the Championship and would undoubtedly strengthen their defensive options, but it looks like head coach Paul Heckingbottom and the club’s hierarchy may have to turn their attentions elsewhere.

Leeds fans… what do you make of the news? Let us know!

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