Today, Leeds United announced on Twitter, with a link to the club’s website, what their new squad numbers would be for the season. There have been some significant changes as Bailey Peacock-Farrell will be number one whilst Ronaldo Vieira has taken number eight. However, the numbers three, five and nine are all blank and the fans think they’re set for some new arrivals.
| Bailey takes the number one jersey, Ronaldo moves to eight, and Tyler becomes eleven. Check out all the squad number changes for the upcoming 2018/19 season
— Leeds United (@LUFC) 26 July 2018
No one can accuse Leeds fans of not being a bright bunch. It didn’t take the fans long at all to clock that three of their most significant squad numbers were blank and given some of the players they’ve been linked with this summer you can’t blame them for putting two and two together over some new arrivals. Some fans have even gone as far as to call who the takers will be for the club’s vacant numbers.
Most fans are in agreement that Derby’s Matej Vydra will be taking the vacant number nine jersey, however, Patrick Bamford could also be in the running for it. Meanwhile, the number three shirt will almost certainly go to Wolves defender, Barry Douglas who looks destined to become a White at Elland Road. The only one that leaves is a potential new centre-back at number five, although the fans will just have to wait and see.
You can read The Whites’ verdict on their squad numbers here:
No number 5 either. CB incoming?
— 🙂 (@Max_LUFC) July 26, 2018
3 for Douglas and 9 for Vydra
— leedsunitedworld (@james___lufc) July 26, 2018
3, 5 & 9 ….does not take a genius to figure out 3 more signings in those positions would fill a nice gap
— Joey B Eddison (@JBEddison) 26 July 2018
— Dave Angus (@WAFLL_1919) 26 July 2018
— paul kelly (@paulie_lufc) July 26, 2018
Announce Vydra and Douglas
— Ryan Maudsley (@RMaudsleyPhotos) July 26, 2018
Great to see num 9 free.. @vydra_92
— Lee Thompson (@lufcThommo) 26 July 2018
No number 9 welcome vydra
— Oliver (@Olihulme16) 26 July 2018
The fans all seem ecstatic with this revelation over signings and will no doubt be checking every hour to see if their club has announced a new signing.