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Some fans react as Leeds United look set to miss out on Ibai Gomez

Some fans react as Leeds United look set to miss out on Ibai Gomez

Marcelo Bielsa has made it explicitly clear on countless occasions that January signings, if any, will be at a premium for Leeds United.

Leeds might well be sitting at the top of the Championship table but there is certainly plenty of reason to suggest that new signings are needed this month.

Bielsa’s preference to deploy Pablo Hernandez in a central role has left Jack Harrison as the club’s most obvious choice on the right side of midfield, but his personal struggle to adapt to the demands of Championship football has forced plenty of supporters to call for a winter acquisition.

The arrival of Ibai Gomez, a player who has played under Bielsa in the past, has been touted in recent weeks, but a report from El Gol Digital appears to have poured cold water over those reports.

The report claims that Gomez is set to re-sign for Athletic Bilbao this month after he rejected a new contract offer from Alaves.

While a return to Bilbao is the more natural move for the Spaniard, a handful of Leeds supporters had hoped the prospect of a reunion with Bielsa at Elland Road would swing Gomez’s decision in their favour.

But Leeds have had no such luck and fans have taken to Twitter to express their frustration, with a handful implying that they never stood a realistic chance of signing him despite his affiliation with the charismatic Argentine.

Here’s what some Leeds fans have had to say about Gomez’s imminent move to Athletic Bilbao…

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